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.
They have their allowance and their piggy bank - now a few ideas for teaching budgeting and managing spending when they’re a little older, writes Ian Munro.
Over the past two weeks we’ve looked at paying an allowance for being part of Team Family, writes Ian Munro.
Teaching children the value of money should start at an early age, writes parenting columnist Ian Munro.
The conversations outside the classroom as we wait for the end of the day pick-up are always interesting, writes Ian Munro.
Parenting columnist Ian Munro offers some advice on how to school your teen for the real world.
This week, some research snippets to think about.
Constant refrains in my grandchildren’s house during my recent visit were: "Have you washed your hands?" and "Have you cleaned your teeth?", writes Ian Munro.