I've never done something like this before so forgive me if I mess it up at first.

This is an edited transcript of our live webchat with Dr Tanya Byron on 6 September 2007.

Tanya is a practising consultant in child and adolescent mental health who has two children of her own.

She is the author of three books, the most recent of which is Your Child Your Way.

To download a podcast featuring an interview with her, click here.

I also had (and still have) a make-up artist, lovely Lisa M, who would do my make-up when I arrived at the House at 6am and refresh it through the day.

As the week [over which each programme was filmed] progressed, we would all be getting exhausted (we did about 16 hours per day.

Lisa and I would become hysterical and she would just layer on more and more make-up until I ended on Fridays usually looking like a drag queen and unable to open my eyes from the weight of my lashes!

Style and beauty | Parenting "experts" | Challenging behaviour | Fussy eating | Early waking | Potty-training | Parenting techniques | Selective mutism | Tackling anxiety problems | Too young for time out?

Style and beauty Fimbo: I don't want to ask her parenting questions.

I want to ask about her clothes and make-up Aitch: I love her hair and her wrap dresses and her eye make-up and her boots and her nail varnish.

And, what's more, I love that she never gets her (probably also lovely) knickers in a twist. Thank you, Mumsnet, for inviting me to have this chat and thank you so much everyone for the kind and complimentary things you say about me.