Remain positive, says amputee

As a teenager Jess Quinn did all she could to disguise her prosthetic and pass for “normal.” Today she embrasses her uniqueness and inspires other amputees through social media.

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Parenting teens

Parenting teens can be rewarding but also 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.

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Local support organisations and contacts

There is plenty of support and information available at a local level as well. Here are some local organisations and services that will be able to give you support, education and help with advocacy.

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Talking about sex and how to stay safe

It’s important to talk with your teen honestly and openly — and without judgement. Good communication with your teen means they’re more likely to come to you when they have any questions or concerns, or if they need help with something.

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Living with Parkinson’s

Did you know there are 10,000 people living with Parkinson’s in New Zealand? There is no cure for Parkinson’s, but the good news is many symptoms associated with the condition can be managed, and assistive products can help with independence.

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Bladder leakage: it’s a wee problem

Many people find urinary incontinence — or loss of bladder control — difficult to talk about. It’s a real pity, because the truth is as many as one in four New Zealanders experience incontinence. So, if you do too, you’re not alone.

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Question Time with Iziyah

Always the joker, Iziyah fields some deep questions with his Mum Dani. He knows he looks a little different but he’d rather you didn’t stare, “just come and say hi!”

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