Parenting for Stability & Independence

About The Book 

ROOT AND WINGS is a book packed full of stories, ideas, practical tips and parenting tools to provide stability for your children while also raising them to be independent. It’s about creating deep roots of confidence and consistency whilst giving your child wings so they can fly and experience life. 

Within the pages of ROOTS AND WINGS, you’ll discover:
           • Strategies to encourage your children to be more independent
           • The importance of teaching & reinforcing responsibility
           • Fun ways to create family traditions
           • Solutions to survive the school holidays with fun challenges
           • Ways to set boundaries, expectations & rewards for success
           • The keys to self-care and staying balanced
           • Suggestions to maintain a solid and loving relationship with your partner
           • PLUS 2 bonus chapters to support your teens with study & exams

Karen shares her highs and lows with an open heart in the hope that something might spark you to add more fun and joy into your parenting journey, maintain (or redefine) your identity and purpose, and create harmony in your life that brings you great happiness and delight each day.

Whether you have toddlers, young children, tweens or teens, there is something for you in this book.

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Here's what others said...

Karen is REAL! She understands modern parenting and not losing yourself as a parent.
I loved this practical and useful guide. I have implemented so many strategies already. A great gift for any parent.

Kirsten Reid


This well timed book is just what parents today need - a practical, easy to read and easy to implement guide to parenting. Karen brings her years of experience as an educationalist and as a parent herself to this thoroughly useful guide. A must have for any parents and grandparents

Lynley Marwick


I wish I had access to this when my own children were young. Karen has once again excelled herself with her must read book. If you take just one of her hints, even if it is a self-care one your parenting journey will be will be smoother and if you can implement more joy.
I will be handing this book on.

Marion Miller


About The Author

Karen Tui Boyes

Karen Tui Boyes is a champion for LifeLong Learning. She is the author of Creating An Effective Learning Environment, Project Genius, Your Weekly Gratitude Focus Quote Book, Creating The Life of Your Dreams, and Study Smart and the creator of the Teachers Matter Magazine, Teachers Matter Online Summit, Parenting for Resilience, Confidence & Independence Online Summit, Study Smart Board Game, Study Smart Workshops and the Habits of Mind Bootcamp.

Karen is the CEO of Spectrum Education, Affiliate Director of the Institute for the Habits of Mind, and was awarded NZ Educator of the Year in 2014 & 2017, NZ Speaker of the Year in 2013 & 2019, and NZ Business Woman of the Year in 2001.

A sought after speaker who continually gets rave reviews, Karen has presented in person across six continents, in 20 countries and virtually in 34 countries. She turns the latest educational research into easy-to-implement strategies and techniques. She is extremely passionate about people developing professionally as well as personally.

She is the wife of one and mother of two.

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Whether in person (in NZ) or a virtual presentation, Karen is an engaging speaker who gives her audience practical ideas, tips and solutions. Her witty charm will have parents not only inspired they will be motivated to take action. 

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