As the first school term draws to a close, many parents will already have had an invitation to meet the teacher, writes parenting columnist Ian Munro.
There’s a school of thought among researchers that holds that parents tend to withdraw their emotional support from their sons much earlier than they do their daughters, writes parenting columnist Ian Munro.
A new school year and a new job - the afterschool run one day a week. And always the request to "please carry my bag", writes Ian Munro.
When it comes to getting teenagers to do things around the house, they have to know the consequences if the chores aren't done, writes Ian Munro.
Several weeks ago, I discussed taking a shared or teamwork approach to routine household chores. Here are some suggestions for making it work, writes parenting columnist Ian Munro.
Parenting columnist Ian Munro sums up adolescence.
Having a teenager can be like going through those "terrible 2s" and the tantrums again, writes parenting columnist Ian Munro.
Shakespeare would have "no age between ten and three-and-twenty". British author Tony Parsons talks of us losing our youngsters after a certain age. "They start as a part of you, indistinguishable...
For a teen, working out your place in the scheme of things, wondering about the future, is filled with turmoil, writes Ian Munro.
Chores are what we do as a team - whatever age, writes Ian Munro.
When it comes to managing money, bailing youngsters out is a very slippery slope, writes Ian Munro.
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.