raising girls

January 8, 2013


Steve Biddulph’s warmth, common sense and easy style has turned him into one of the world’s most popular parenting gurus. Raising Boys has sold more than 4 million copies and been translated into over 30 languages. So it was perhaps only a question of time before he would turn his attention to girls. Raising Girls […]

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December 7, 2012


Another prolonged blog absence to explain. But then it has been a difficult time for us as a family. Over the past year we have had to stage three close family funerals – my brother in law’s last November, my mother-in law’s last February and then my mother’s – in September. That means our daughters […]

Posted in: funerals

exam stress

May 29, 2012


  Apologies for my silence these past few weeks but I have been finishing a book. As every teenager on study leave will know, deadlines are very stressful.  I couldn’t really operate as a normal human being with nothing but ‘Infidelity’ (the subject of the book) on my mind – and talk civilly to my […]

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mediation and divorce

February 13, 2012


This is a piece in todays Times about Mediation and how it can help divorcing parents and their children. I am posting it on my blog so that those of you who do not get The Times can read it without having to pay Mr Murdoch £1……….                                       My parents divorced nearly fifty years ago. […]


January 26, 2012


I have always been open with my daughters about the fact that I spent much of the latter half of my adolescence stoned. That’s why I failed French A level not once, but twice I tell them. That is why I will never win the Nobel Prize for Literature or establish a multi-million pound business. […]

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January 19, 2012


 ‘Mr Right could be sitting just below this ad’…. words on the tube this week travelling to a conference to give a speech about ‘enduring love’. The seat below the advert was empty. The small print afterwards read ‘if he isn’t… contact’ (a dating agency), because of course Mr Right is out there somewhere – […]

Posted in: boys


December 16, 2011


It was only once I had children that I understood the real point of Christmas. Christmas celebrates the birth of a baby, a special one perhaps, but all children are special, and none more so than our own. Motherhood unleashes a torrent of a love we didn’t know we were capable of feeling. Not immediately […]

Posted in: love