Our children should not be the centre of our universe. We should be the centre of theirs - a secure, loving and consistent centre, says Ian Munro.
This one's a bit of a perennial complaint - sleepy teens, writes parenting columnist Ian Munro.
Caffeine is in so many of the products teenagers consume, writes Ian Munro.
No matter how much they seem to be trying to rile us, teenagers do need us to be the rock, writes parenting columnist Ian Munro.
Civil communication can be difficult at times for separated parents sharing responsibility for the upbringing of their youngsters, writes parenting columnist Ian Munro.
It’s never easy when parents decide to separate for whatever reason.
There are three leading causes of birth defects associated with brain disability in New Zealand, writes Ian Munro.
Ever since Cain and Abel, sibling rivalry has been a feature of family life and it's amazing the many different and creative forms it can take.
Our kids of all ages need our attention, love and acknowledgement of them and their qualities, writes Ian Munro.
Some work I've been doing has brought me into contact with youngsters in their mid-teens who have suffered significant injury, writes parenting columnist Ian Munro.
Parenting columnist Ian Munro offers some advice on coping with temperamental toddlers.
We're soon to enter the time of the year when decisions have to be made about which secondary school your youngster will move on to, writes parenting columnist Ian Munro.
One in every 113 people in the world is displaced, including many young people who have earned the right to a fresh start and help, Ian Munro writes.
Shoplifting should never be viewed as a phase, a mistake or justifiable, writes parenting columnist Ian Munro.
There's no doubt that some pressure is necessary to achieve top performance, but teenagers need to have developed the coping skills to be ready for this, Ian Munro writes.
Ian Munro discusses the pressure on teenagers to perform.
Facebook and email will always wait, but kids don't. They grow up. And opportunities lost can't easily be recaptured, says parenting columnist Ian Munro.
This week, parenting columnist Ian Munro revisits "quantity time"
Pre-teen has an irritating new, two-word, passive response to just about every question: "No idea", writes parenting columnist Ian Munro.
Parenting columnist Ian Munro sets out some good techniques for dealing with squabbling siblings.