Do You Know YOUR Parenting Style?

There is always a lot of  debate about how much ‘Nature’ versus ‘Nurture’ influences in raising  happy, confident, well-balanced kids with great self esteem and strong mental health and I have written about this in more detail in my Raising Happy Children For Dummies book but there’s lots of research that shows there’s a big […]

Money, mindset and beliefs you give your kids.

I am fascinated by success and why some people are successful entrepreneurs and others struggle all their lives. I have been working with a lot of people recently throughout the last year who are struggling to come to terms with the financial down turn throughout the world. I work with small business people, woman entrepreneurs, […]

The modern cult of child worship.

I was recently speaking on BBC Radio Warwickshire talking about the cult of child worship, where children become the absolute centre of their parents world in an unbalanced way, compared to past generations. From the moment babies are born – in fact, from the minute some Mums become pregnant – they obsess about every single detail of their […]

Problem families face daily visits from officials !

I am being interviewed tonight on discussing this news article. As you know,  I have been invited to the House of Commons in December to join a panel  to discuss the way forward after The Riots in England Problem families face daily visits from officials By Robert Winnett, Deputy Political Editor “More than 100,000 problem […]

My take on ways forward after the riots.

The riots in the UK shocked the world  but I believe that good will come from the ashes of the burning cars and the looted shops as we will as a Nation begin to look at the underlying causes to such wilful and reckless looting, greed and disaffection. It has become the norm, over recent […]

Sexuality and Social Media

Today, as I my 16 year old  daughter headed out to a party last night and  I heard myself say,” Is it a bit tooooo short?” I am delighted to welcome the wonderful @TalkingTeenage from Twitter, otherwise known as Barbara  R. Greenberg and Jennifer A. Powell-Lunder from They have a written an excellent book called “Teenage as […]