Tanith Carey first came across the curious world of agony aunts as Woman's Editor of the Daily Mirror. She now writes regularly for a huge range of national newspapers and women's magazines, including the Daily Mail and The Independent. Tanith is also a former Consumer Journalist of the Year, New York correspondent and was nominated for the UKPG Scoop of the Year for her investigative journalism. Never Kiss a Man in Canoe is her fourth book.
December 2009 Good Housekeeping selection. ‘I have met a boy I like very much but he has a very odd surname….He has asked me to go steady with him but I can’t help thinking my married name would be Mrs Gotobed if we got married. Am I silly?’ Luckily Valentine magazine came to the rescue of this anxious 60s singleton with the reassurance of not to worry, it is a ‘very old and well-connected English name’. Spanning a century (1850-1950) of Dear…whoever agony aunts from a host of women’s magazines, this collection of earnest queries and unequivocal advice on everything from rebellious teenagers and shyness to the importance of doing rolling exercises on the floor and dealing with cads and bounders (and any overlap there might be between the two). A nice bit of socio-historical fun.
Family life is pretty chaotic at the best of times and as any busy mum knows it can be an uphill battle to get out of the house in the morning let alone meet the demands of work deadlines. In her witty easy to read style, Tanith Carey encourages mums to banish the dream of becoming the ultimate supermum and brings them innovative, new ways to make life at home less chaotic and avoid meltdowns. With tried-and-tested advice for fellow working mums who feel like they are on the stopwatch from the moment they wake up, the book is a hands-on guide to fitting it all in, finding a routine and stressing less about the small stuff. Find out how to: * Head off mess before it happens and choose toys which won't leave your home looking like a bomb-site * Throw together a nutritious school lunchbox - in just ONE minute * Get your children to do what you ask the FIRST time, not the twentieth * Dress your kids in less time and get out of the house quicker * Get your life back and yes, spend time with your partner
Educarea unui copil presupune descoperirea talentelor sale innascute si orientarea catre domenii profesionale in care sa le poata folosi. Insa pentru parintii competitivi nu este suficient. Ei sunt interesati de cele mai renumite universitati, unde concurenta este acerba, si incep sa-si pregateasca copiii chiar inainte de a intra la gradinita. Cei mici asculta Mozart, privesc cartonase cu diverse imagini sau litere si incep sa citeasca foarte devreme. Cand cresc, trebuie sa obtina note maxime la toate materiile si sa participe la cat mai multe activitati extrascolare si sunt pedepsiti daca nu se ridica la inaltimea asteptarilor. Parentingul competitiv nu este insa intotdeauna benefic pentru copil, conducand de multe ori la delasare si chiar la depresie. Pornind de la studii de caz si de la marturiile unor tineri care au trecut printr-o astfel de experienta, volumul va arata cum sa-i ajutati pe copiii dumneavoastra sa-si pastreze increderea in sine si sa-si atinga potentialul maxim intr-o lume din ce in ce mai competitiva.
* Why are girls self-harming and suffering eating disorders in record numbers? * Why do girls feel they have to be `little miss perfects' who are never allowed to fail? * Why are girls turning against each other on social media? * What should we tell girls about how to deal with challenges of every day sexism and violent, misogynistic pornography? * How can parents, teachers and grandparents inoculate girls so they can push back against the barrage of unhealthy messages bombarding them about what it means to be female? Whether they are praised for being pretty rather than smart, or accused of being `bossy' rather than leaders, teaching girls how to be comfortable with themselves has never been more challenging. Laid out in clear simple steps, Girls Uninterrupted shows the practical strategies you need to create a carefree childhood for your daughters and ultimately help build them into the healthy, resilient women they deserve to be.
Mozart in the womb, Baby Einstein DVD's for newborns and i-pad learning apps for toddlers. From the moment the umbilical cord is cut, today's parents feel trapped in a never-ending race to ensure their child is the brightest and the best. But while it's completely natural for us to want our kids to reach their potential, at what point does too much competition become damaging? With constant testing in schools also raising the stakes, how can we tell when hot-housing children is actually doing more harm than good? In this ground-breaking and provocative book, award-winning journalist and parenting author Tanith Carey presents the latest research on what this contest is doing to the next generation. She explains why, far from making our children more go-getting and successful, it can back-fire with life-long repercussions, damage their emotional well-being and fracture their relationships with the very people who love them most: their parents. In this essential manual for today's modern parent, Tanith offers parents practical, realistic solutions that will give them permission to take their foot off the gas and reclaim a more relaxed family life. Packed with insights, experts' tips, real experiences and resources, this book is a timely guide to safeguarding your child's well-being in a competitive world - so they can grow into the happy, emotionally balanced people they really need to be. 'I've hardly been able to put the book down . . . as I turned each page I'd find something else that resonated with me. . . Tanith has the ability to challenge your thinking without it being judgmental or preachy. She shares lots of real life case studies and draws on her own experience as a parent and combines this with solid research to make a really readable book. mummyfromtheheart.com 'A brilliant new parenting book . . . filled with strategies for raising children's self-esteem and nurturing them and how to help children avoid burn out and stress. I like how simple, doable yet effective these strategies are . . . I relished this book and I think it is really important. BabyBudgeting.co.uk 'An impassioned book appealing to other parents to rethink all the relentless competitiveness - before it's too late.' Psychologies 'A highly readable, well-balanced, well-argued contribution to the rapidly-growing mountain of parenting books, with plenty of practical, achievable advice for anyone who wants to escape from the tiger race.' Sue Palmer, author of Toxic Childhood 'A fantastic new book by Tanith Carey which gives children back their childhood.' Dr David Whitebread, Senior Lecturer in Psychology of Education at Cambridge University 'The book is GREAT . . . in a great tradition along with Madeleine Bunting's Willing Slaves, and Sue Gerhardt's The Selfish Society, and of course Kim Payne's Simplicity Parenting, as critiques of society that also help us re-orient our parenting . . . beautifully lucid and readable, and . . . definitely on the right track in terms of what kids need. Steve Biddulph, parenting author 'I could not stop reading! It is one of those books that from page one, had me nodding and agreeing at every point.' Shaheen Merali, Families 'Possibly the best book I have read in the parenting arena. Insightful and thought-provoking, it teaches you how to parent in a better, more conducive way so that you stay connected to your child and see them for who they are - not what they can do.' Naomi Richards, The Parenting Coach