Smacking children: The only time you should do it 6 min read
Physical punishments to correct our children's behaviour can sometimes be seen as child abuse. You'd be surprised why there's still a case for smacking.
5 things our tween girls really want from us 4 min read
I asked 500 10-year-old girls what they want from us—their parents. This is a snapshot.
The 4 things my parents did wrong when raising me 6 min read
As far as I am concerned, the example of my own parents led me to conclude that there are four things parents do wrong when raising, caring for and educating children.
What do I do when a preschool child has set one of their friends against another? 1 min read
Q: What do I do when a preschool child has set one of their friends against another?
12 life lessons your children need to learn 4 min read
With all the distraction and overstimulation that devices bring, children are not building up useful "reservoirs of knowledge" they can draw on in coming years.
Dear mum with that noisy kid in church 3 min read
"I notice the wriggles and giggles, the crawling under the pews. I notice the growing pile of crumbs and wrappers."
Kids playing sports? Here are 5 things you shouldn't do 4 min read
As parents navigating the ups and downs of the sporting world, what are some of the opportunities to grasp, priorities to hold onto and dangers to avoid?
Raising girls to understand consent 7 min read
A few years ago, a man serving me coffee in my regular cafe said to my young daughter, Violet, "Give us a kiss."
Your child can be a lot of things, but preferably not this 🙅 6 min read
Responsible, achievement-oriented and highly principled . . . this is the kind of child most parents dream of, until you discover the downside.
Four types of boys and how they respond 4 min read
Here are the four types of boys I shared about in my book, How to Raise a Man, which is a useful tool in helping mothers understand how to adapt their children's demands.