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Over Anxious Parent Kathy Lette

Are YOU an Over-Anxious Parent?

Posted on May 25th, 2019 · Posted in Family

A) Yes. B) Yes. Are you sitting comfortably? Pen poised? …Then please answer these simple questions. 1) What is a ‘fronted adverbial”? 2) Define a ‘gerund’? 3) Calculate the kinetic.. read more

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Unconditional love?

Posted on May 12th, 2019 · Posted in Family, Women

Well, there are a couple of conditions, actually. Here is my little tribute to Mums everywhere, especially to my Aussie and American pals as you celebrate Mother’s Day. MOTHER’S DAY… read more

meghan markle

Should Harry be present on Meghan’s big opening night?

Posted on April 20th, 2019 · Posted in Family, Women

As Meghan Markle prepares to stretch her birth canal the customary five kilometres to produce her royal baby, one question looms large. Will Harry attend the birth? Having fought so.. read more

Kids

Bossy Kids / Door 24

Posted on April 18th, 2019 · Posted in Family

Like all mums, I would take a bullet for my kids. But let’s be honest, modern parenting is like being an unpaid PA to a group of pushy A-listers. The.. read more

Hiring more autistic people in banking makes cents

Posted on July 14th, 2016 · Posted in Aspergers, Charity, Family

Yesterday my son Jules, who’s autistic, opened the London stock exchange. (Now there’s a sentence I never thought I’d write!) He was joining forces with an organisation called Purple who.. read more

Thinking Outside the Neurotypical Box

Posted on June 28th, 2016 · Posted in Aspergers, Family

Earlier this week I posted a piece about my son Julius’ autistic journey from being badly bullied at school to winning a main part in BBC’s medical drama Holby City… read more

Neuordiversity

Posted on June 28th, 2016 · Posted in Aspergers, Family

When my autistic son was nine he came home with a sign sticky-taped to his back saying “Kick me I’m a retard.” Tearing up, he stammered, “The kids call me.. read more

Nanny State

Posted on August 15th, 2013 · Posted in Family, Women

Traditionally, the wife of a monarch breaks the news of impending fatherhood with the words, “Darling, we’re going to have a nanny!” For centuries, the upper class have preferred canines to.. read more

A Watched Womb Never Boils – Top Tips for Kate Middleton

Posted on July 26th, 2013 · Posted in Family, Women

As I write this, a pregnant pause has descended on the world as we await news of the royal baby. This morning I cycled past St Mary’s hospital where Kate.. read more

Your comments on The Boy Who Fell to Earth

Posted on April 26th, 2013 · Posted in Aspergers, Books, Readers

So many of you have been sharing thoughtful & heartfelt comments with Kathy on Facebook and Twitter about The Boy Who Fell to Earth and your own experiences of living.. read more