If you’re looking for parenting help and advice from someone who really understands the challenges raising kids can bring, then you’re in the right place. With over 25 years experience working with children and having raised two kids of her own, Sue really knows how to make positive changes in any family.
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Victoria’s Secret is known for its risque fashions, but some parents think the brand has crossed the line with items in their “Bright Young Things” campaign. A father wrote an open letter, parents started a petition and a Facebook page was created alleging that the provocative underwear […]Read more
Parents should snoop on their child’s texts and social media messages, David Cameron’s new advisor on childhood has claimed – but what do YOU think ? How do you monitor your child’s social media activity and keep an eye on what they’re saying, and who they are […]Read more
I was asked to comment on BBC Radio London this week about the new piece of research that has revealed that 90 per cent of parents still think there are problems with the way some companies market their products to kids. CIPR director of policy and communications Phil […]Read more
I’ve got two kids – I’ve got a 17 year old daughter and a 19 year old son so I know first hand about navigating the choppy waters of the teenage years. (Here’s my MP3 download of step-by–step ideas, strategies, techniques and skills that eliminates the frustrations and […]Read more
My chapter on the early sexualisation of girls was cut and saved for my next year’s new Parenting Made Easy Book out in April 2013 so was my chapter on the scary porn culture around teenage boys. But I am passionate about protecting our kids from the […]Read more
I love Gok Wan and I am delighted to see him take on the fashion industry’s distorted images of what it means to be a teen. Gok Wan is now giving troubled teens the advice, confidence and self-belief they need to tackle their issues and anxieties. […]Read more
As you know I have been interviewed many times on the TV and radio about the early sexualisation of girls and have written about what I think about padded bras for seven-year-olds, dolls dressed in high heels, and pole dancing kits for kids as I am the […]Read more
I’m talking at 4.10 pm on LBC Radio http://www.lbc.co.uk/ about sex toys for sale at Boots, prominently displayed close to healthcare products in full view of children. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2083701/Sex-toys-sale-Boots-view-children-Prominently-displayed-close-healthcare-products.html#ixzz1isivwbxJ What’s your opinion?Read more
Have you seen ParentPort yet? ParentPort is run by the UK’s media regulators. They set and enforce standards across the media to protect children from inappropriate material. Have you seen or heard something unsuitable for children? Maybe it was a programme on TV or online, a film, an […]Read more
Just a powerful reminder of the pressures young girls are subjected to…….. The Psychology of Beauty – How the Media affects body imageRead more
I am on BBC Radio Surrey & Sussex tomorrow morning at 9am discussing this very distressing topic of the unnaturally early sexualisation of children as young as four years old. Sophie Morin of the embroiled Jours Après Lunes label responded to furore over promotional photos showing girls in […]Read more
Padded bras for seven-year-olds, dolls dressed in high heels, and pole dancing kits for kids. From every angle our daughters are being bombarded by messages about looks and sexuality they are too young to understand. Even primary school girls feel pressured to conform to a thin, […]Read more
Parents are too often complicit in the sexualisation and commercialisation of children, according to Reg Bailey the author of a landmark Government review into childhood. What do you think? How do you manage that fine line? What are your boundaries? Here’s the article in today’s The […]Read more
Here’s what’s happening in the news… a campaign I feel strongly about and welcome ….what are YOUR thoughts? “Parents will be able to highlight examples of child sexualisation on a new website, the prime minister has said. The measure is among the proposals in a […]Read more