RNZ: Are We There Yet?

28 EpisodesProduced by Radio New Zealand

The pleasures, pratfalls & practical lessons of parenting in the modern world.

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Teaching tidiness to kids

November 28th, 2018


Why are kids so messy? Is it nature or nurture? And is there any way to make them pick up clothes?
Katy Gosset considers how to cultivate the clean …

How to discuss gender with kids

November 22nd, 2018


Why do girls' t-shirts say "princess" and "pretty" while boys get "wild" or "adventure"? Katy Gosset looks at gender, how it's presented to our kids and how we can encourage them to think differently.

Helping young people navigate the online world

November 15th, 2018


We used to have just one home 'phone, one TV and maybe one computer, now kids can connect with other people anywhere, from anywhere and anytime. Katy Gosset asks: how do we help them navigate all that?

Adopting a child in New Zealand

November 8th, 2018


It's not as simple to adopt as it used to be but RNZ's Katy Gosset finds that for the lucky few, the rewards are worth waiting for.

Raising a Child with a Disability

October 25th, 2018


Raising a disabled child can challenge your expectations but it brings huge rewards and insights. Katy Gosset looks at how to get the best help for you and your child. 

Advice on parenting with a disability

October 18th, 2018


Raising kids can be crazy enough. For parents with a disability, it calls for creative thinking and problem solving on a whole new level. Katy Gosset …

How to teach children about death and grieving

October 11th, 2018


Eventually all children will encounter grief when someone close to them dies. Katy Gosset asks: What can parents do to help them through it?

Why lie? Parenting advice on how to stop kids fibbing

October 4th, 2018


When kids start lying parents start to worry. But how concerned should we be? Katy Gosset tries to get to the truth about what's happening when kids …

Blended, not stirred: making step families work

May 17th, 2018


One family sharing a bathroom can be hard enough. What about a blended family with all its new step siblings, dramas and dynamics? Katy Gosset looks at how to get the right blend.

Stopping the spats: tackling sibling rivalry

May 10th, 2018


Why do my children keep fighting? Katy Gosset looks at all the conflict, competition and general chaos that ensue when kids live under the same roof.

Making a change: advice on raising a transgender child

May 3rd, 2018


Facing puberty, fitting in at school. It can be hard work for kids. But it's harder still for children who feel they're in the wrong body. Katy …

It's the wee things: advice on toilet training

April 26th, 2018


Ah, toileting training. It has to be done but sometimes it can feel like it will never end. Katy Gosset looks at when to do it, how to do it and why it can seem like everyone else is doing it better.

Diary of a socially anxious kid

April 19th, 2018


Most kids just want to fit in but many feel thwarted by social anxiety. Katy Gosset talks to parents and a clinical psychologist about how children …

Worrying times

April 5th, 2018


Anxiety can silence many children and, as the anxiety gets bigger, people's lives get smaller. Katy Gosset looks at how to help kids face their worries head on.

New series coming soon!

April 4th, 2018


Katy Gosset is back - with psychologist Catherine Gallagher and a bunch of parents - to give us hope as we deal with our kids.
New episodes here from …

Teaching children to cope with failure and frustration

January 11th, 2018


Life doesn't always go to plan. Kids will sometimes fail and feel frustrated. Katy Gosset looks at how we can build resilience in our children.

Grow a brain

November 15th, 2017


How can we best help our children grow and develop, without losing sight of who they actually are? Katy Gosset talks to parents and a clinical …

Degrees of separation

November 7th, 2017


When a couple breaks up it’s hard for everyone, but Katy Gosset finds parents can help ease the pain for their children by putting them first.

Ready for bed

November 1st, 2017


Why won't my child go to bed ? What if she wakes in the night ? And what about nightmares ? Katy Gosset explores the battleground known as bedtime.

Dad dilemmas

October 25th, 2017


Changing roles, gender stereotypes and being the only bloke at the coffee morning. Katy Gosset looks at the pressures on modern dads.

Beating an eating disorder

October 18th, 2017


What are our children eating ? And what if they're actually not eating much at all ? Katy Gosset talks to parents about the rise of eating disorders.

Bigger than the baby blues

October 11th, 2017


Life changes don't come much bigger than having a baby. But with the excitement comes stress.  Katy Gosset looks at coping with a new baby.  

The B word

August 9th, 2017


School thugs or spiteful secrets – whatever form of bullying they face, children need help. Katy Gosset talks to a clinical psychologist about …

Halting the harm

August 2nd, 2017


In an increasingly anxious world, some young people are turning to self- harm. Katy Gosset asks a clinical psychologist how to cope with cutting.

Rage against the machine

July 26th, 2017


Phones, tablets, laptops, whatever the device, your children will want to get their hands on it. Katy Gosset tackles the struggle against screen time.

How to avoid dinner table dramas

July 19th, 2017


Did your delicious dinner get the "Yuck!" treatment? Katy Gosset talks to families about fussy eating and a clinical psychologist serves up some tips.

Talk to the hand!

July 12th, 2017


What to do when your child talks back. Katy Gosset talks to parents and a child psychologist about "oppositional behaviour" and tackling the 'tude.

Are we there yet?

July 5th, 2017


Katy Gosset introduces a new series on the Pleasures, Pratfalls and Practical Lessons of Parenting in the Modern World.

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