Dear Mum, I was seven when I discovered that you were fat, ugly and horrible. Up until that point I had believed that you were beautiful – in every sense of the word. I remember flicking through old photo albums and staring at pictures of you standing on the deck of a boat. Your white […]
By Christopher Scanlon I took away two main points from the birthing and baby preparation class I attended before the birth of my first daughter — that it was my job to count contractions, and that parenting can be lonely and isolating. Both of them turned out to be wrong. Kasey’s emergency C-section meant my […]
Kids’ party politics has become so hot that some schools demand every child in the class be invited.
To give up the quest for weight loss is to accept that we are stuck with the bodies we have.
Ada Calhoun’s research is meticulous, her interviews poignant and relatable.
Research suggests children who play ‘gun games’ do not grow up to be any more aggressive than others.
If your child says “I need to talk to you, dad. I really need your help,” you’re doing a good job.
Bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert argues that even when we have good reasons to be stressed, we need to make the radical decision to try to relax. She shares her three steps.
Our current rules around social etiquette seem to be more about repelling people than strengthening our human connections.
“This is not like going back to school after the holidays. They’ve been disconnected from their friends for such a long time.”
The desire to be friends with everyone can force children into a situation where they try to “fit in” rather than “belong”.
“What are your child’s strengths?” my daughter’s teacher asked at our parent-teacher meeting. Speaking to friends afterwards, several told me they were stumped by the question and couldn’t think of anything to say.
I grieved for the Christmas I thought you were supposed to have
Sometimes a loaf is more than just a loaf.