It's year 13 for your eldest and there's a likelihood that they'll be leaving home next year.
The range of things that kids can find stressful might not be as limited as we often think, writes parenting columnist Ian Munro.
Blue and super heroes are for boys and pink and Disney princesses are for girls. Or maybe not, writes parenting columnist Ian Munro.
While he was with us over Christmas, the family's youngest let rip with a phrase we'd rather not have heard from him, parenting columnist Ian Munro writes.
Doing the groceries might seem like a chore, but an American researcher has discovered it has hidden benefits for young children’s development, Rebecca Fox reports.
You check on your teenager before you go to bed and they're not there. Worse, their backpack and some clothes are missing as well, writes parenting columnist Ian Munro.
Parents who would like to better understand and better parent their teenage children will have an opportunity to hear the latest research into teenage brain development at a seminar later this...
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.
Ian Munro offers some advice for stressed-out parents.
"You’ve been really growly at me all holidays. Even when I’ve been good and I haven’t done anything wrong." Ill-chosen words, writes Ian Munro.
What children find funny tells us a lot about their stage of development, says parenting columnist Ian Munro.
Parenting columnist Ian Munro discusses knowing when it's time to toilet train your child.
Over the next few days, extended families across the country will be gathering together for Christmas. Inevitably there will be talk about the children, grandchildren and cousins and how they’ve...
Christmas: A time of year when the pressure to keep buying intensifies as the time left to do so decreases, says Ian Munro.
Parenting columnist Ian Munro offers some advice when youngsters are fascinated by guns.
Speaking in what seems to be a code has always been a teenage thing - either because they’re trying to hide something, or, more likely, just simply to communicate in their own way.
We're reaching the end of the exam season and, particularly for those students in their last year of school, it can be a time to celebrate and to party, Ian Munro writes.
Parenting columnist Ian Munro shares some thoughts on how late tweens and teens should be out and about.
Sleep is obviously important: our immune system benefits, short-term memories become long-term memories and children seem to do most of their growing while sleeping.
When you have children, the battle to keep the house tidy is never-ending, writes Ian munro.