My five-year-old daughter favours a look that could be called Highly Flammable High Femme.
Something strange happens in my house after the kids and I go to sleep. My six-year-old daughter is visited by fairies.
How do we let our children out into the great, wide world without the parental freak out?
I don't want a gifted child. I want my kids to be successful failures. More precisely, I want to teach my daughters to fail successfully.
If you're prone to feelings of inferiority best look away now, because these two six-year-old surfers are probably far more talented than you.
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I said something sexist in front of my kids - and then they repeated the offending phrase.
Megan gained clarity about raising her two girls after a friend posted a link on Facebook.
As a parent, what should we do when kids see or hear the news and start asking questions?
My daughter's room is a tip. She's 8. Should I ignore it? Should I make her clean it? Should I clean it for her?
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