Category Archives: Talking to your kids about sex

Mummy, what’s porn?

The dining table, my house, the end of a lovely day Picture the scene (albeit in a tidier house). My eldest son and I are seated side by side, me with a glass of chardonnay, him with a plate of … Continue reading

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The real difference between girls and boys

This morning my five-year-old announced that he would be learning “how to tell the difference between girls and boys”. Like any self-respecting liberal parent, I found myself torn between thinking “cool – he’s ready for a frank, open discussion” and … Continue reading

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When does the right to privacy start?

This is a guest post from @lumpinthethroat, please comment below. There are many things that as a first time parent I’ve really appreciated about the on-line parenting community. When I was having trouble breast feeding, online helped me. Online helped … Continue reading

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Innapropriate

This post was written by @SarahMo3W and first appeared on her blog Mum of Three World. Do you have any advice for her? Recently I have noticed some inappropriate behaviour creeping into my house. I suppose I might have to … Continue reading

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Dear Parents and Carers- Re. Anne Summers- I-Scream Campaign

Dear Parents and Carers*, So Ann Summers has caused a furore by their really grim “I-scream” campaign.  Already lots of blog posts on it here, here, here, here, here and here. Rather than replicate the other fine posts on it, I was having musings of a slightly … Continue reading

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Yet another pretend ice-cream van

Being someone who grew up with all the advantages of being middle class, yet still ended up, through bad choices, poor timing and the economic downturn, living on a shit council estate does, you’d be pleased to know, still have … Continue reading

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Teenage Kicks

This is a post from @sonyacisco who blogs at The Ramblings of a Formerly Rock and Roll Mum the original post can be viewed here. I have an almost 16 year old daughter. I think I have probably armed her with what she … Continue reading

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