parenting

Was there a moment in your life when you felt you had finally become an adult, when everything made sense? Or are you just muddling through the best you can, learning to do a better impersonation of being a grown-up? Romy, the teenage girl at the heart of this story, looks to...

Dr Tanya Byron qualified as a clinical psychologist in 1992. She has worked in HIV and drug dependency, and more recently in a consultant post in an adolescent unit. She now combines one day a week in the health service with a successful career in broadcasting, presenting...

AS Sutton and colleagues described in the previous article, there are various parenting, school and community, and personal factors at play in determining a child’s risk of developing serious conduct problems. The temptation is therefore to conclude that when it comes to...

MANY of you – maybe all of you – have ‘aspirations’, defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as ‘strong hope or wish for achievement or success’. Usually operationalised in the social sciences as ‘planful competence’, ‘personal goals’, ‘strivings’, ‘life plans’, or ‘life...