Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Teenagers - Grr!!

I've decided I hate being a mother of a moody teenage girl!!! Time to get the most excellent parenting books out to remind myself that she is simply not normal at the moment and hopefully one day it will pass!!!

If you are struggling with your teenagers too you have got to read these books!!!


Revised & updated edition of Before Your Teenagers Drive You Crazy, Read This! - complete with new content including advice on using internet and wireless devices wisely.

Does your teenager sometimes leave you feeling so far out of your depth your head hurts? Has your teenage son lost the gift of speech? Does your teenage daughter blame you for everything, including global warming? Ever found yourself being frowned at, scowled at, or just plain screamed at for no good reason? Welcome to the teenage years - you are not alone. Nigel Latta has worked extensively with teenagers, and has seen every kind of kid, family, and problem you could possibly imagine - and many you probably couldn't. In this entertaining, informative, and practical book, he shares all the secrets of surviving the teenage years alive and with sanity intact. This book shows you what to do when you don't know what to do, using the same bombproof frameworks, basic principles and simple plans he would use if he saw your family.


Nigel Latta has drawn on his extensive experience in family therapy and working with the country's most difficult teenagers to write the book that will save the sanity of parents everywhere.

Once you've negotiated the terrors of toddlerdom and the perils of primary school you think you've got a pretty good handle on this parenting thing - then along comes Mother Nature with her horrible hormones and suddenly you're so far behind square one you're starting to wonder if this raging bundle of contradictions screaming at you was switched in the night by evil aliens.

With his now trademark humour and pragmatic common sense approach, Nigel debunks the politically correct nightmare of perfect parenting and argues for sanity first - yours - and reclaiming the ground parents have lost in the great 'I'm my child's best friend' debacle.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The extended family..........????

Just got this photo off Master Corbs ipod .  Taken at Singapore Zoo.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Happy Birthday Miss Livee

Happy 13th Birthday beautiful girl - I love you all the way to the moon and back and so much
I swear I'm not really old enough to have 2 teenagers!!!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Good bye little girl...

I gave my little girl an extra big goodnight kiss and cuddle tonight and told her it was because it was the last time I get to cuddle my little girl because she is going to be a big grown up teenager tomorrow - to this she promptly replied  "OK mum - you give your little girl who is taller than you a cuddle.." Ohhhhh time goes so fast.