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.
Recent publicised fights tell us a lot about the people involved, parenting columnist Ian Munro writes.
As parenting columnist Ian Munro writes, keeping your mouth shut and your ears open can do wonders for your grandchildren and their parents.
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.
We've been delighted over the past week by the newest addition to the family, who has been staying with us.
''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.
We all have bad habits. Our spouses usually helpfully let us know about ours. But it's our children's bad habits that tend to worry us more.
We have become very careful, even wary, about touching children.
Bath time can be stress time for a variety of often opposite reasons: can't get them in, can't get them out, can't get the soap near them, they nearly empty a bottle of body wash every time.