Get real, girls – pain is part of childbirth !

The new guidelines, announced last week,  instruct GPs to encourage women to have natural labours with as little medical  help as possible. The reason? Caesareans cost the NHS £1,200 a  time, while epidurals are around £200. Unsurprisingly, people have expressed  outrage, with critics condemning it as barbaric and even a form of legalised  torture.  Jenni […]

Getting Boys To Open Up and Talk To You

I’ve just come home from being interviewed on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour with the wonderful Jenni Murray about the differences in emotional eloquence between boys and girl. Getting older children to open up and talk to you can become a little harder as your children mature, and scientists still aren’t sure whether the differences […]