Dress up

When your daughter's a princess

My five-year-old daughter favours a look that could be called Highly Flammable High Femme.

Sweet fantasies vs harsh realities

Something strange happens in my house after the kids and I go to sleep. My six-year-old daughter is visited by fairies.

Teaching kids independence

How do we let our children out into the great, wide world without the parental freak out?

Why I won't call my daughter 'gifted'

I don't want a gifted child. I want my kids to be successful failures. More precisely, I want to teach my daughters to fail successfully.

Tiny surfers taking over the waves

If you're prone to feelings of inferiority best look away now, because these two six-year-old surfers are probably far more talented than you.