School will shortly be back, and there will be many children who won't be looking forward to it, parenting columnist Ian Munro writes.
Now is a great time of the year to get the children into some form of physical activity outside the home, perhaps even something a bit physically challenging, says parenting columnist Ian Munro.
Only children need a different approach when it comes to parenting, Ian Munro writes.
When it comes to drinking, adults need to take charge and set a good example, parenting columnist Ian Munro writes.
Many New Zealanders will have sons and daughters, nieces, nephews and grandchildren offshore, some with their own youngsters, parenting columnist Ian Munro writes.
The secret to leaving your child with other people is to do it with confidence, parenting columnist Ian Munro advises.
We all have personal responsibility for the way in which we conduct our lives. However, in a democracy, a government does have some responsibility for legislating for the common good, parenting columnist Ian Munro writes.
When it comes to teenagers, the four Ws are a great family rule to establish, says parenting columnist Ian Munro.
Parenting columnist Ian Munro has some advice on establishing authortity when it comes to the tricky toddler.
Teaching children how behave when eating revolves around a basic respect of and consideration for others, parenting columnist Ian Munro says.
The social climate of New Zealand was once one of collective responsibility, but has been replaced with the cold winds of individualism, parenting columnist Ian Munro writes.
Growing up is about learning by experience, parenting columnist Ian Munro writes.
Recent publicised fights tell us a lot about the people involved, parenting columnist Ian Munro writes.
Columnist Ian Munro considers the plight of refugees.
Parenting columnist Ian Munro looks at dealing with the teenage years.
As parenting columnist Ian Munro writes, keeping your mouth shut and your ears open can do wonders for your grandchildren and their parents.
For too many people, violence is part of their way of life, writes parenting columnist Ian Munro.
It is dog eat dog out there in the marketplace and we need to be vigilant about the forces operating.
Every so often it's good to take stock of where you are at and where you think you're going.
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.