It’s strange times, writes parenting columnist Ian Munro.
Messages we give children need to be factual and have a positive focus around family management of the Covid-19 pandemic, writes Ian Munro.
Last week, police arrested a 19-year-old for, at the time of writing, failing to assist with a search warrant, writes parenting columnist Ian Munro.
More boys than ever before are going through body image "crises". The Children’s Society (UK) reports that more and more boys are unhappy with how they look, writes parenting columnist Ian Munro.
Any suggestion of an eating disorder should be taken seriously. If your teenager unexpectedly starts to diet, for example, you need to monitor what is happening, writes parenting columnist Ian Munro.
Any suggestion of an eating disorder in a teenager should be taken seriously, says parenting columnist Ian Munro.
Even in the best run, most loving of families there’ll always be occasions when the new arrival means that the older child will feel left out, writes Ian Munro.
There’s pretty conclusive evidence family dining helps develop healthy family relationships, writing parenting columnist Ian Munro.
The advertising of cigarettes was banned in 1963, but the promoters of the highly addictive nicotine are back in a new guise with vaping, writes parenting columnist Ian Munro.
Technology has made life busier and more pressured, but our children still need fom us the same unconditional love, time and protection that they’ve always needed, Ian Munro writes.
For a teenager, Christmas can be a case of "let me have my presents and then let me outta here", writes parenting columnist Ian Munro.
It was not good news this week for teenagers: more than 80% worldwide are insufficiently active for the good of their health and New Zealand teens are close to the worst.
A few years ago, I wrote about a young friend who, for the purposes of this column, I renamed Sam. Sam is now in his last weeks of intermediate school and looking forward to high school next year,...
Having a young adult at home requires yet another adaptation of our parenting approach, says Ian Munro.
Bedwetting is one of those issues on which most parents seem to have an opinion, but no easy answers.
Even though it might be a phase, biting isn't something that a child can be left to grow out of, writes parenting columnist Ian Munro.
There seems to be burgeoning entrepreneurial and political interest and activity in young people, both in New Zealand and overseas, writes parenting columnist Ian Munro.