Parenting

I'm part of a panel on Wednesday afternoon at the annual How Women Work conference. Our topic is sustaining success and sanity, asking the question…
Single mothers raising busy teenagers are undoubtedly deserving of admiration. Many also juggle busy careers alongside full parental responsibilities at home. So, what happens if…
"I'm too tired to go to school, I won't learn anything anyway." "I've got a really bad headache and I can't concentrate, you don't know…
Pop culture parenting styles like “Helicopter” and “Snowplow” have received a lot of recent media attention. Such coverage tends to overlook the findings of decades…
In the days before my baby was born, a friend put it bluntly: 'You will cry,' she said. 'Many times.' She was breaking the secret…
The rise of intensive mothering has turned parenting into the ultimate ironwoman event. In an age in which the demands of the workplace have increased,…
Children and adults have two very different perspectives on Christmas. For many children, Christmas is magical, exciting and fun. It is about presents, later bedtimes,…
Research shows that many women still complete the bulk of the housework and the child rearing, as well as completing their work outside the home.…
We all know there is unnecessary and unrealistic pressure on new mothers to lose weight and bounce back to their pre-baby shape within five minutes…
"Having children makes you no more a parent than having a piano makes you a pianist".- Michael Levine Becoming a parent is one of the…
At a time when accessing childcare of any sort can be extremely problematic, being offered a place in a centre for your baby or child…
The other morning I was working from a cafe close to my home. The tables at this café are arranged in such a fashion that…
Do you sometimes feel torn between work and your children? Like you're not giving 100% to either? Do you worry about whether you are doing…
Working alongside youth, I have experienced and witnessed the confronting issues and pressures many high school girls face daily; how they struggle with their identity…
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