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.
There’s one group of people who haven’t taken any notice of the lockdown — those little ones scheduled to be born during April and May.
One of the heart-warming aspects of the lockdown has been the stream of comments, videos and social media posts showing fathers connecting with their offspring, writes parenting columnist Ian Munro.
In this current climate it’s very easy to feel that the big, wide world will be just too unsafe. But we need to keep the OE tradition alive, writes Ian Munro.
One of the key tasks of a teenager is to develop, and eventually take on, their adult identity, writes parenting columnist Ian Munro.
It is strange times when you can say both that "nothing much is happening" and that "events are moving at a fast pace" with equal validity, says parenting columnist Ian Munro.
There’s one thing about a crisis — it helps get things back into perspective and gets you thinking about what’s important in life, 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.