Why kids shouldn’t friend their parents on Facebook (and why parents should friend their kids!)

      Once upon a time all kids had to worry about was being kissed in public, or about mum wiping off dirty faces with a spitwash in front of their friends. But now parents have Facebook. Meet the embarrassing parents of the 21st century…   Dad is getting familiar with Facebook…    … Read More

Parenting Moments: Parenting Moment #1

    You know that parenting moment when you think your two-year-old twins are sleeping but you discover they’ve been playing with their brother’s (non-toxic) chemistry set instead? That.    I’m thinking of creating a new series called ‘Parenting Moments’. If you have a parenting moment you’d like to share please email a pic and description… Read More

Are family meals around the table dying out?

      Family mealtimes around the table are becoming increasingly rare as researchers reveal that only 49% of families gather for their evening meals. More than one in ten of the 713 parents studied said that their families rarely ate dinner together, opting to sit in front of the television instead, and just 11%… Read More

5 Things I Want My Children to Know

      Sometimes, my older children drive me bonkers. They frustrate me, they infuriate me and they really, really drive me me up the wall.  You’d think parenting might get easier the older they get, but this isn’t always the case.  Why do I get so upset with them?  Because they tend to forget… Read More

Family meals around the table

  When I was a child and visited friends’ homes after school, meal times were unlike anything I was used to. Instead of everybody in the family sitting around the dinner table, as I was used to doing, meals were often eaten from plates balanced on laps, sitting in front of the television screen.  You… Read More