10 Parenting Rules – and I broke them all
Confession.  I was one self-righteous, know-it-all bitch Before Children . It’s true. I knew it ALL. Anything wrong with a kid? It’s their mum’s fault. Sometimes their dad’s. But mainly mum... because she CHOSE the dad after all. In my, far from humble, opinion parents were entirely responsible for everything their kids did, thought, said and broke. And I knew...
Girls and Puberty – 15 Quick Tips
Whether your daughter is a princess or tom boy, no matter how she expresses her precious self, she is one day going to become a woman. Most girls start puberty between 10 & 11 years onwards, some even as young as 8 years. In this age of information overload the most important focus is preparing a girl for the changes...
Boys and Puberty – 15 Quick Tips
Boys and Puberty; the word that sends shivers down some parent’s spines. The change that takes our little boy to manhood, will things ever be the same? No, but don’t worry it  all starts off very slowly for most boys so parents can ease themselves into ‘being cool’ and not freaking out that their son smells different and may...
Top 20 Tips on how to talk to your ‘tween’ about Sex
One minute we are toilet training our little ones, and congratulating ourselves on that accomplishment, and before we know it is time to have the ‘sex talk’. Yes, our children grow up so fast and with technology racing ahead our children are exposed to an incredible amount of information, and not all of it is appropriate. So when you...
Help! There’s a tween in the house…
My twelve year old has started saying a word to me that I find extremely upsetting, it is not one I am accustomed to hearing from anyone - let alone my own spawn. The hateful word to which I am referring to is: no. "Marchella, can you please unstack the dishwasher"? "NO" "Marchella can you please put your washing out"? "NO" "Marchella can you please...