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When was the last time you saw a kid out enjoying themselves on their bike?

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Thursday 22nd November 2012

I’ve interviewed Professor Tanya Byron several times over the years and she talks more sense about children and teenagers than anyone I‘ve met. And the fact that she told me not to worry when my children refused point-blank to have anything to do with star charts was a bonus. Tanya has been a clinical psychologist for 23 years and earlier this month I spoke to her about a keynote speech ...keep reading

Star charts for teenagers

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Wednesday 11th January 2012

The shelves of my local bookshop are groaning with parenting guides. They range from Potty Training in One Week (I’m not at all convinced!) to Divas and Dictators: The Secrets to Having a Much Better Behaved Child. When my children were little I bought lots of titles like these, before chucking them (the books, I mean) aside and realising I was better off muddling through the parenting minefield without their advice. The one ...keep reading