Etiquette authority Debrett’s has dragged itself into the 21st century by teaming up with Facebook Messenger to publish its first ever digital etiquette guide. Snappily titled The Art of Digital Messaging:
Author David Thomas still lives as a man, but has begun the male-to-female gender transition that will eventually result in becoming a woman. Each week he chronicles his progress. This week, he discusses
In a case of the witheringly unoriginal, young girls’ bodies are the subject of debate. Again. Not whether they should have them - rather unavoidable - but how much of them they should be allowed to display.
Marriage Diaries is a column by Telegraph Family in which people share snapshots of their relationships and their dilemmas. It is published every Wednesday at 5pm Our 20-year-old daughter started her
Almost every parent I know frets, at some point, about the extent to which they are “gendering” their child. Little flutters of anxiety about dressing a male child in blue and a female in pink, or giving
A better sex life and permission to ditch boring friends: the 5 ways your life improves with an empty nest
The ultimate goal of parenting is to raise children with the skills and confidence to leave home and lead healthy, independent lives. But this knowledge doesn’t stop the often devastating emotional pain
What happens when a millennial and a pensioner meet in a kitchen to cook together? It sounds like the setup for a bad joke or perhaps, if you squint, some kind of crime novel. In fact, neither are true,
We asked the news presenter, author and journalist, 63, what his younger self would make of his life today... At age five, I departed Sri Lanka in a tangle of silk saris and perfume, after a farewell of
As a girl during the Second World War, I lived near a camp for conscientious objectors. I met one of them, a lovely young man from Newcastle. We used to go for walks, sing at the top of our voices; on
In late August, unbeknown to most of the capital’s population of eight million, a single white-tailed eagle flew over central London. This magnificent bird of prey was one of six released a week earlier
Dear Richard Madeley: 'We’re worried that continuing to support our daughter and son-in-law would be throwing good money
We are an elderly couple, comfortably off, with three children and seven grandchildren. We are a relatively close family and take them all on little holidays every couple of years. We also put money into
Would you ever buy an entire house from Ikea? A mega cardboard box is delivered one morning with a list of instructions, and you are confronted with the gargantuan task of putting it all together – floor
Now that the summer holidays are over, many parents will be breathing a sigh of relief about an enforced end to the spiralling cycle of late nights, long lie-ins and a bedtime routine that is all over
When writer Sally Howard, 42, became pregnant, she and her partner, Tim Davies, 38, a media lawyer, vowed to split the childcare, household chores, mental load and everything else completely 50/50 – including
When 12-year-old Olivia* tearfully handed her phone to her mother Claire*, she assumed her daughter was having trouble with friends at school. Instead, “she’d been getting messages via Instagram from man.
Marriage Diaries is a column by Telegraph Family in which people share snapshots of their relationships and their dilemmas. It is published every Wednesday at 5pm We’d spent nearly nine hours on the
We asked the presenter, 47, what her younger self would make of her today... I’ve always been quite domesticated. It’s frowned upon these days to generalise on differences between the sexes but while wasn’t
This is the week that I dread. This is the week that my social media timeline is filled with pictures of happy smiling children, posing on their doorsteps with shiny shoes and brand new school uniforms.
It’s now the end of the summer holidays, and I find my son has done roughly a third of the work set by his school. He has GCSEs next year. It’s not as if there have been many other claims on his time,
There's no shame in being useless at DIY these days, when it's so easy to get someone else to do the work
The list of accusations levelled at millennials grows daily now. We cannot afford to buy houses because we eat too many avocados. All that avocado eating is causing bloodshed in Mexico because, as demand
Our daughter has sold her house and is moving in with us until she finds something suitable to buy. Consequently her 21-year-old daughter, our granddaughter, will be staying with us for a short time before
Remember that time Theresa May went on The One Show and described how in her household there were, “boys’ jobs and girls’ jobs”? I was so cross at the gender stereotyping I did a massive “tut”, loud enough
Lesley Welsh was just two weeks into her new job when she received a thank you card from a Year 11 pupil. A French and German teacher for nearly two decades, Welsh had just taken the reins as principal
Dear Richard Madeley: 'My husband turns every dinner party into a showcase for his culinary virtuosity'
How can I stop my husband from behaving as though he is auditioning for a Michelin star when friends come for dinner? I’m not saying the results aren’t delicious, but our guests would be happy with shepherd’s
The great ‘sharenting’ debate: how to find the balance between showing off your kids – and oversharing
Kids are cute, right? And the average proud parent posts around 1,500 photos online before their child even hits five . But the first wave of children born since Facebook arrived are now teens, and many