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.
There are three leading causes of birth defects associated with brain disability in New Zealand, writes Ian Munro.
Whatever the season, ball games still play a major part in our leisure and sporting consciousness, writes parenting columnist Ian Munro.
In our sexualised society the emphasis is pretty much always on pleasure rather than consequences and relationships, writes Ian Munro.
Since the school holidays are now upon us, and sticking with the technology theme of the past few weeks, let's look at internet bingeing, writes parenting columnist Ian Munro.
The Government says we can't afford to introduce six months' paid parental leave. Child advocates and some parents claim we can't afford not to. Andrew Laxon, of The New Zealand Herald, reports.
''Give it a rest and they'll play their best'' was the catchcry of a 2001 campaign by Sport Waikato as it attempted to improve the example that adults on the sportsfield sidelines set children.
The secret to leaving your child with other people is to do it with confidence, parenting columnist Ian Munro advises.
It's important to teach children the value of money and saving, parenting columnist Ian Munro writes.
The best Father’s Days cost next to nothing financially and only a bit of time, some energy, a little imagination and lots of love, says parenting columnist Ian Munro.
Christmas: A time of year when the pressure to keep buying intensifies as the time left to do so decreases, says Ian Munro.
It’s the job of a teenager to work out what’s important to them as they struggle with issues of right and wrong, writes parenting columnist Ian Munro.
Christmas is coming and while the geese might be getting fat, the wallet is unlikely to be - unless it's with eftpos receipts, writes parenting columnist Ian Munro.
Parents who take the Russian roulette approach to vaccination are extremely selfish. It's not just the wellbeing of their own youngsters at risk, it's also the wellbeing of the community, says Ian Munro.