The AFD (anger-free day)

The AFD (anger-free day)

I try to have one AFD (anger-free day) each week. It helps me to focus on getting rid of anger. Sometimes it works for me. Not always. When I get cross at people, I try to imagine that they are aliens from another planet. Then I don’t expect them to behave in a...
Who am I? The great parenting identity crisis

Who am I? The great parenting identity crisis

Before you had children, you might have been a high flyer, a party girl, a sister, friend, girlfriend. Then came children – and it all changed. Three-quarters of women in their fifties believe they have lost their identity by being labelled as a mum, according to the...
Parenting with Soul is on its way!

Parenting with Soul is on its way!

I am beyond excited. My new book, Parenting with Soul, will be released into the world in about seven weeks’ time. I like to describe Parenting with Soul as a divine nappy bag: it contains everything you need to reclaim a sense of wonder and purpose in your life. It...
Actor takes aim at critic

Actor takes aim at critic

So Christian Bale wants to piss on a theatre critic’s shoes.  Should I be shocked? Talking about his latest movie, The Fighter, Bale let fly at an unnamed critic who referred to his ‘trademark weight loss’ for his role as crack addict and former fighter Dicky Eklund....
Enter the dragon mother

Enter the dragon mother

Watch out, tiger mothers – dragon mother is here. Ever wondered how Chinese parents raise such successful children? Just ask Amy Chua, author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. Before its release earlier this month, Chua’s book unleashed a tsunami of controversy. In...