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.
While our grandson had some understanding about the recent terrorist attacks in the UK, it went over the head of his younger sister, writes Ian Munro.
Last year while I was visiting the United Kingdom they turned on the Brexit vote for my entertainment, and this year Theresa May provided a snap election while I was there, writes Ian Munro.
Communication is important in any relationship, writes parenting coumnist Ian Munro.
The shortest day's upon us, with the usual miserable winter weather to follow. Here's some tips on how to cope with cooped-up children.
Ian Munro has some tips on how to deal with your kids' friends in difficult moments.
For parents, tackling that out-of-control teen to regain personal power requires setting some clear boundaries.
This week Ian Munro discusses dealing with an unruly teenager.
Mental health groups around the world have concerns about the Netflix drama 13 Reasons Why, which many believe sensationalises suicide, writes Ian Munro.
The Government must address the state of the housing market, writes Ian Munro.
I’ve just come across a new term: sideways listening, writes parenting columnist Ian Munro.
Parenting columnist Ian Munro discusses social media use by children.
Parenting columnist Ian Munro has a few ways on how to deal with pestering.
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.
It’s not been a great summer in a lot of places this year. And it hasn’t been a great summer for water safety either, writes Ian Munro.
The fallout from the activities of boys from two Wellington secondary schools has been a recent hot topic for discussion, writes parenting columnist Ian Munro.
There are times in a family’s life when big things happen, parenting columnist Ian Munro writes.
These days the speed of change means that even adult-speak is not constant, parenting columnist Ian Munro writes.
Generation Z, those born after 2000, are now reaching their mid-teens. Social media, smart phones, terrorism and neo-liberal politics have been the background to their lives, writes Ian Munro.
Ian Munro discusses excercise and its place in our children's wellbeing.