Do 'milestones' feel like millstones? Does the thought of waiting at the school gate make you more nervous than your five-year-old? Do you find yourself sometimes tempted to just let your children fight to the death? And does flicking through childcare books leave you feeling mostly bewildered and blamed? Then The Mumsnet Rules are what you have been waiting for...Drawn from the message boards of mumsnet.com and based on the assumption that if thousands of parents have found a piece of advice to be helpful then you can be pretty sure it's worth knowing, this book shapes that collective wisdom into dozens of dos and don'ts that will lead you through the minefield that is twenty-first-century parenting. From tantrums to teenagers, parasites to parties, competitive parenting to choosing the right school, The Mumsnet Rules will arm you with the insight that usually only comes with hindsight (as well as teaching you how to make a very classy Easter bonnet out of a KFC bucket).
This is not a parenting guide - it's a mission statement. It will provoke debate and disagreement and be talked about everywhere. It's the book that perfectly compliments the ever-growing Mumsnet brand This book shapes the collective wisdom of the mumsnet.com message boards into dozens of dos and don'ts to lead you through the minefield that is twenty-first-century parenting Attractive hardback, wibalin, Keep Calm and Carry On package reflects the provocative, witty and manifesto-like qualities of the book
'Mumsnet is the most invaluable resource - a giant repository of wisdom, information, support and jokes' India Knight 'It's like having a million big sisters who are there all the time and never get fed up of you pestering them' Red 'I cannot see how the government can improve on Mumsnet' The Times 'The women on Mumsnet are amazing - smart, funny and full of ideas' Daily Telegraph
Created in 2000 by two new mothers, Justine Roberts and Carrie Longton, Mumsnet is widely regarded as the UK's leading online parenting community. It has 2.5 million monthly visitors and over one million unique monthly users, and its members are loyal, active and passionate about the site. Fans of Mumsnet include India Knight, Sarah Brown, Dr Tanya Byron and Prime Minister David Cameron.