MAIL my first red plate! DROP US a LINE!

We’ve got We’d love to hear your par­ent­ing com­ments, sto­ries, ideas or con­cerns – even the funny things your child says. Let­ters, Par­ent­ing mag­a­zine, PO Box 37 708, Par­nell, Auck­land 1151 or email edi­tor@the­p­ar­ent­ing­

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I just wanted to say thank you for the Red Plate. We have three boys and have just moved from Auck­land to the Wairarapa. We love the Red Plate idea and fi­nally bought a plate here! Our baby boy just turned one, so it was great for our five and three year old to cel­e­brate their lit­tle brother and be in­tro­duced to the awe­some Red Plate idea of cel­e­brat­ing each other's achieve­ments!

We con­tinue to get your mag­a­zine sub­scrip­tion and it's a reg­u­lar gift idea for friends with kids or friends who have just had a baby. We love how the ar­ti­cles tackle var­i­ous ages and stages of par­ent­ing and child­hood, and are 'nu­tri­ent dense' to the mind and heart of par­ent­ing. Keep up the great work, guys – you are mak­ing such a pos­i­tive im­pact on the fu­ture of our awe­some Kiwi na­tion! Joanne Twiggens

py­jama hunt

We have a great tra­di­tion at Christ­mas that started when the kids were lit­tle. I used to make them all match­ing PJS, wrap them up, and my hus­band, Michael, would hide them (in age-ap­pro­pri­ate hid­ing places, of course). Once all the PJS were found, the kids would put them on, we'd take a photo of them un­der the Christ­mas tree and then read the Christ­mas story be­fore bed. In the morn­ing, they all looked so cute in their new PJS. This tra­di­tion has con­tin­ued and even now at 23, 22, 20 and 18 the kids all plan to be home for Christ­mas Eve din­ner and the PJ hunt! Carolyn Han­son

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