When it comes to pocket money, It’s important to be clear about its purpose, writes parenting columnist Ian Munro.
Listening and spending quality time with children this Christmas is a precious gift and costs nothing but your time.
When it comes to answering questions about sex, there's no danger in telling children the truth but great danger in fobbing them off, writes Ian Munro.
Some years ago, I sat at a red light behind a bumper sticker that read, "If a woman’s place is in the home, why am I always in the car?" writes parenting columnist Ian Munro.
Timeout is a popular way of letting youngsters know that they’ve transgressed by withdrawing them temporarily from what they’ve been doing and ending their current misbehaviour.
It’s taken some time to write about the cannabis referendum because I’ve been researching and weighing up the pros and cons, writes Ian Munro.
We all lie in varying ways, usually to protect ourselves or others, apparently at the rate of one to two lies a day, writes parenting columnist Ian Munro.
Only 22 sleeps until daylight saving returns to disrupt our youngsters’ sleeping patterns, writes parenting columnist Ian Munro.
From time to time I get asked about the value and effectiveness of time out, writes parenting columnist Ian Munro.
It's important to be sure we know why we’re saying "no" to our children and what we hope to achieve, writes parenting columnist Ian Munro.
Travelling with youngsters can be a bit of a mission, especially if there’s a range of ages, writes parenting columnist Ian Munro.
Winter can be a dangerous time for youngsters and I’m not talking Covid-19. I’m talking about home-heating, which presents all kinds of risks, writes parenting columnist Ian Munro.
Many youngsters are lapping up the return to freedom and, in particular, the return of sport. But there’ll be some who won’t seem the slightest bit interested, writes parenting columnist Ian Munro.
Last week, I came across a great idea for introducing the decision-making process. A teacher friend has been taking his Year 9 class through the process using our Government’s response to the...
One of the side effects of our lockdown, here and across the world, has been the enforced separation of grandparents and grandchildren in an effort to keep grandparents safe, writes Ian Munro.
Level 2 did mean that in our household we had to clean up our act, so to speak, writes parenting columnist Ian Munro.
For the last couple of months, we’ve been exhorted to be kind to one another and, as a nation, I think we’ve managed that pretty well, writes parenting columnist Ian Munro.