An essential, down-to-earth guide from the one of the UK's bestselling parenting authors.
Miriam Stoppard is a doctor, businesswoman and writer. In 1998 she was elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. In addition to two Honorary Doctorates of Science, she has an Honorary Doctorate of Law. She has written over eighty books on family health, women's health, nutrition, sex and health for older people. She writes a daily page for The Mirror and in 2008 received the prestigious Stonewall Journalist of the Year award. In 2010 she received an OBE for her services to healthcare and charity. Dr Miriam Stoppard has been at the forefront of the revolution in health information since she began her writing and broadcasting career in the early 1970s. Since that time she has become well known to millions all over the world as a leading authority on parenting, baby and child care, women's health, and many other topics from healthy eating to relationships and sex. In 2000 she set up Miriam Stoppard LifeTime, of which she is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, to extend her philosophy into products and services. Her blend of medical training (she studied medicine at the universities of London and Durham), business connections (she has been the Director of a number of companies ranging from pharmaceuticals to interior design), and direct experience of the problems of ordinary people (she answers readers' letters in a column in The Daily Mirror, read by 10 million people every day), have made her uniquely qualified as a writer on health matters. What's more, she is a parent herself - she has two sons of her own and four step-children - and is now also a grandparent. She knows from her own experience the stresses placed on modern families trying to do their best for their children in a world of uncertain and conflicting advice. Dr Miriam Stoppard's ideas and approach, developed and informed by the experience of more than 30 years of writing and broadcasting, remain totally fresh and up-to-date. In 1998 she was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in recognition of her work in promoting healthcare information, a well-deserved honour that will be endorsed by everyone who has benefited from her practical and sympathetic approach. 6 January 2010 Dr Miriam Stoppard, has been awarded an OBE for services to health care and charity in the New Year Honours list. Health writer, broadcaster and agony aunt Dr Miriam Stoppard has become an OBE for her services to healthcare and to charity in the New year Honour list. She began her writing and broadcasting career in the early 1970s and became a world-leading authority on childcare and women's health. Dr Stoppard has published over 50 books and has a column in The Daily Mirror. For more information on her books please visit our Parenting website.