As a parent, you can be prosecuted for not ensuring your child attends school regularly, and the District Truancy Service may become involved if your child is persistently absent from school.
Renee, who is 13, applied for a job at a local hardware store.
The emphasis will be on giving the family a chance to sort problems out. Beatrice, who is 15, has been charged with theft and has to appear before the Youth Court. If your child is aged 14 to 16 and is accused by the police of committing a crime, she can be brought before the Youth Court.
If the charge is proved, Beatrice will be sentenced.
I'm fairly sure my son Wiremu, who is 14, and his girlfriend Faith, who is 16, are having sex. If your daughter has a baby, the father must help to pay for the child.