Making the decision to have a child is to decide to have your heart go walking around outside your body forever, to quote Elizabeth Stone.
When it comes to drinking, adults need to take charge and set a good example, parenting columnist Ian Munro writes.
That actions have consequences was, once again, tragically illustrated at the start of the month, parenting columnist Ian Munro writes.
Here's a bit of information: children who do household chores enjoy happier and more productive lives, parenting columnist Ian Munro writes.
One of the best things a parent can do is turn off the TV and give children a wide variety of sensory experiences that will encourage them to learn, says Ian Munro.
The conversations outside the classroom as we wait for the end of the day pick-up are always interesting, writes Ian Munro.
We're moving into the pet-request phase of our grandchildren's lives; a horse, a dog, guinea pigs and kittens are on the list 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.
Parenting columnist Ian Munro shares a few tips on "summer love" - when you discover that your little darling is now someone else's darling.
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.
Over the past month I've reflected on some of the first principles of parenting. So this week, somewhat tongue-in-cheek, here are some first principles for the children.
Every so often it's good to take stock of where you are at and where you think you're going.
It can be very difficult for children to do the sort of sensory sifting adults do, says parenting columnist Ian Munro.