How can I talk to my child about sex?
My sister recently got pregnant and now my daughter keeps asking awkward questions about how babies are made. What should I tell her?
How can I stop my children fighting?
My two children fight constantly. It usually starts as an argument over a toy but ends up in kicking and hitting. The younger one gets hurt and I get dragged in to sort it out. If I just punish the older one he gets upset that I am being unfair. I feel more like a UN peace-keeper than a mum!
How do I stop the nightly homework fights?
Your question How do I handle the stress and pressure of school homework? My daughter wants to do well and always does her homework, but she gets angry and upset when she asks for help and I try to help her. She starts yelling at me. I get angry and frustrated in return and usually […]
How can I help my child to sleep through the night?
My four-year-old son wakes up at night and comes into our room. I’ve tried taking him back to his own bed but he just comes back again. If I let him sleep in our bed he wriggles and keeps me awake. My work is suffering, I’m utterly exhausted and desperate for a good night’s sleep! What can I do?
How do I cope with teenage tantrums?
My teenage daughter is an emotional tripwire. The slightest little thing sets her off. I hate seeing her so upset but she won’t take any advice. When she throws a wobbly she says hateful things to me and then we both end up upset. I’m finding it hard to cope with her moods at home and perform at my best at work.
What can I do about my working mum’s guilt?
Whenever I pick up my daughter up from nursery, they tell me she has been as good as gold. But she plays up all the time when she is with me! I’m worried that it’s because I’m not around for her enough. How do I balance working with making sure my daughter gets enough of my attention?
Help, the kids are driving me mad!
I’m feeling ground down by my children’s bickering. The house is a constant battleground after I get home from work. How can I stop them squabbling?