As any parent knows, parenting isn’t just about feeding and bathing and schooling your children. Being a parent reminds you of what it was like to be a kid, and what your mum and dad were like when you were growing up. My parenting stories provide lots of practical information and reassurance from other parents and experts. But hopefully they do more than that. Whether writing about kids masturbating, cross-dressing, getting depressed, having learning issues or frustrating their mothers, I am the voice of the parent who does her best, isn’t perfect, but finds humour and humanity in parents’ efforts and experiences.
Many of my parenting stories address mental health concerns, as physical and developmental issues in children and adolescents usually have an emotional component.