Encouraging your child to get active and take part in recreational activities is not only good for their body, it’s also good for their self-esteem and confidence too — and it can be a great way for them to meet new friends.
Whānau, family and carers
Here’s some advice and tips from parents, advocates and people with disabilities on supporting a child with disabilities.
National support organisations offer a range of services and advice, including information packs, phone and online help services and advocacy. Here’s a list of some key organisations that might be able to help you.
Nearly a quarter of all New Zealanders identified as disabled in the last Census, a total of 1.1 million Kiwis. Read more about disability in New Zealand.
Developing good relationships is important for our wellbeing. On this page you’ll find links to resources to help manage good relationships, and where to find support if you experience unhealthy or abusive relationships.
It’s important that everyone has access to their doctor when they need to. Regular check-ups and keeping up to date with medication may mean health problems or complications are avoided.
Encouraging your teen to get active and take part in recreational activities is not only good for their body, it’s also good for their self-esteem and confidence too — and it can be a great way for them to meet friends.
The teen years can be a real rollercoaster of highs and lows. And as a parent, it’s not always easy to know what’s happening in your teenager’s life. We’ve put together a few places you can go to get information about supporting your teen.
Parenting can be both a joy and a challenge. Thankfully there’s lots of great advice out there — the trick is finding the right information and advice to suit your family’s needs and your parenting style.
It’s important that everyone visits their doctor when they need to. Regular check-ups may mean health problems are caught earlier and treated more quickly. Learn about how young people can access healthcare in New Zealand.