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.
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.
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.
Our kids of all ages need our attention, love and acknowledgement of them and their qualities, writes Ian Munro.
Some work I've been doing has brought me into contact with youngsters in their mid-teens who have suffered significant injury, writes parenting columnist Ian Munro.
We're soon to enter the time of the year when decisions have to be made about which secondary school your youngster will move on to, writes parenting columnist Ian Munro.
One in every 113 people in the world is displaced, including many young people who have earned the right to a fresh start and help, Ian Munro writes.
Shoplifting should never be viewed as a phase, a mistake or justifiable, writes parenting columnist Ian Munro.
There's no doubt that some pressure is necessary to achieve top performance, but teenagers need to have developed the coping skills to be ready for this, Ian Munro writes.