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.
Preschoolers happily absorbing anything and everything - and it's a great time to get them interested in reading, writes parenting columnist Ian Munro.
"Mum, 'Miss Jackson' says you have to make me an elf costume for the Christmas show," writes parenting columnist Ian Munro.
There's some evidence to suggest that stress among teenagers is higher than ever, writes parenting columnist Ian Munro.
All over the country every day there's chaos at the school gate with children, scooters, bikes and cars. And mums who should know better, writes parenting columnist Ian Munro.
Being able to communicate with our baby, toddler, youngster, teenager and/or adult child is a key factor in maintaining healthy family relationships.
Being a parent for the first time brings major changes to your life. It will never be the same again, writes Ian Munro.
It's hard to shield children from what's going on when violent events dominate the news media with graphic live news feeds, writes Ian Munro.
On one of the UK's better spring Sunday afternoons I took the grandkids to a nearby playground, writes parenting columnist Ian Munro.