This week I was introduced to an expression new to me, although it's apparently been around for several years: "snowplough parenting", writes Ian Munro.
Christmas is coming and while the geese might be getting fat, the wallet is unlikely to be - unless it's with eftpos receipts, writes parenting columnist Ian Munro.
Whatever the season, ball games still play a major part in our leisure and sporting consciousness, writes parenting columnist Ian Munro.
When teenagers are in a rush, lots of "annoying, time-consuming things" don’t get done and often taking care of their teeth is one of these, says parenting columnist Ian Munro.
Our earliest attachment to people has a profound effect on our lives, writes Helen Dent.
I recently had the opportunity to save Planet Earth from space invaders. It was a demanding and exhausting job, but I did it, writes parenting columnist Ian Munro.
Exams can be a time of pressure and one where a little bit of family tolerance and understanding can help, writes Ian Munro.
In this time of disinformation and deceit, having the skills to think critically is vital, writes parenting columnist Ian Munro.
There can be no question in this time of disinformation and deceit that, more than ever before, human beings have to be able to think critically, writes parenting columnist Ian Munro.
For teenagers in their senior high school years, the impact of ME can be significant and extremely debilitating, says parenting columnist Ian Munro.
Time is an important thing needed to keep ourselves together and a relationship in good shape, writes parenting columnist Ian Munro.
I've mentioned several times over the past few weeks about trying to respond calmly and matter-of-factly to a 2-year-old's tantrum and bumptious teens, writes parenting columnist Ian Munro.
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.