Lessons for Madonna's daughter Lourdes on her 16th birthday
Can you believe it has been 16 years since Madonna became a mother? It's true - Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leon was born in Los Angeles on 14 October, 1996.
Now that she's turned sweet 16, we offer up 16 life lessons that Lourdes can learn from the master herself... her mum. In some cases, Madonna will probably hope her daughter won't make the same mistakes, but most of the wisdom the superstar can impart is pretty empowering stuff.
Except of course where Vanilla Ice is concerned! Find out what we mean in the photo gallery...