In this blog, I talk about the many juggling balls I try to keep in the air – being a parent myself, being a parenting writer, being a journalist, a lecturer, a coach…
For this reason, it’s a bit of a smorgasbord, but hopefully an interesting one!
One thing I should make clear is that it is honest. I have never much liked the idea of being called a parenting “expert” – for me, real parents are the experts in their own children, and there is no such thing as a perfect parent. Thank goodness. In this blog you will hear about my own parenting, real and often horribly flawed, from the front line. Sometimes you might well wonder if I ever read any of my own books! What I hope you will never do is hear me preach at you. I’m usually just as bewildered by the whole thing as you are.
And as my children get bigger and I turn corners head-on into yet more unchartered parenting territory (oh how those teenage years loom!), I hope you will join me as I learn more, and maybe sometimes put some of my triumphs and catastrophes into words and books and articles.
Thank you for joining me.