Welcome to Aunt Annie's Parenting Page!
Before you take any of my advice, you should read my philosophy in this post:
So what's this thing called parenthood?
Help- my child is being bullied!
When your daughter thinks she's fat
Prejudice in preschoolers: talking about different types of families
RANDOM THINGS TO THINK ABOUT
A letter to my teenage self
A jug of wine and thou, in the wilderness of parenting
Why I don't use baby talk
Helping with homework, or letting your child fail?
What makes a parent resilient?
The long wet summer holidays
The myth of the perfect parent
Talking to kids about death
Are our kids getting ruder?
Moving house with children
Naming your baby: it's not about YOU!
Tidy room v creative chaos
Measuring excellence in your child's teachers
Teacher-bashers: the dangers of over-supporting your child
Teaching children to think for themselves: subject choice
Sexualising children isn't funny
Children who sue their parents
'Tis the season to be... a little more thoughtful
Why I won't do Hallowe'en
Bert, Ernie and homophobia- is it an issue?
Is my little boy gay? He likes girls' toys!
Three things I wish my parents had taught me
The parent as cab driver: after-school activity overload
The 7 Deadly Sins of Daycare Parenting
First day at daycare: let's get it right!
DIFFERENT TYPES OF FAMILIES
Happy Families is a card game
Modelling happiness: broken families
Fighting with your ex: a child's view
On not being a Wicked Stepmother
Only children rock, part 1: Myths
Only children rock, part 2: Bringing up baby (singular)
RELATIONSHIPS WITH YOUR CHILD
Obedience does not equal respect
Don't drown in your child's gene pool
Insight into a mother-daughter relationship
Teaching your children life skills
Stop the pregnancy, I want to get off!
Not feeling the love: when we can't connect with a child
Being in the zone with babies
Stop saving me!
Coping with toddlers joyfully
The value of taking tantrums seriously
Being a role model: a 24/7 challenge
Breaking the nagging cycle
Helping your child hear praise and gratitude
Lessons from The Slap: My child is perfect... or not
Parenting without slavery
Parenting your own inner child
Useless words to strike from your vocabulary
Where does the 'I' go in parenting? Thoughts on 'To Train Up a Child' and other misplaced methods
Children's rational fears
Children's irrational fears
All about sleeping
All about eating
All about appearances- you're not leaving the house wearing that!!
Smacking- let's stop pretending
How to stop kids whining
How to say no, respectfully
RELATIONSHIPS WITH YOUR PARTNER, OTHER RELATIVES, OTHER PARENTS
Coping with criticism of our parenting philosophy
5 ways to keep dads engaged in parenting
Caught in a clash of parenting philosophies? 3 steps to sanity
How do you handle PARENTS?
YOUR CHILD'S WORLD
What will your kid's childhood memories be?
Reflecting on your children's environment
Parent awareness and childcare