Category Archives: PARENTING

Skyscraper heels heading for a topple

IT began with the skyscraper heels. You know the ones. They make stilettos look like boring bungalows, towering skyscraper-like above all others, ungainly and powerful. The ones more akin to a small pair of stilts than any sort of sensible … Continue reading

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Cereal police have no place in the home

Aaaah, so it’s that damn monkey’s fault. You know the one I mean? That cheeky little primate who has swung around the packs of Coco Pops for nearly half a century screeching “Just like a chocolate milkshake only crunchy!” Apparently he’s … Continue reading

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Badly behaved kids are never cute!

Newsflash! Not all people think your children are as cute and as adorable as you do. I know this is going to come as a shock, but some people think your children are a pain in the neck. And you … Continue reading

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Parents! Take control.

Here’s an idea. Let’s not let our children play outside. Let’s not let them ride their bikes, their scooters, and heaven forbid, their skateboards. Don’t let them them climb trees, nor run in the playground, it’s all too dangerous. Oh, … Continue reading

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Embarrassing parents getting silly.

The other day I was goofing around when I tripped. The tween, who was in the same room at the time, gave me a look. I knew that look well. It was the same one her father used to give … Continue reading

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Maddie Pulver just gets on with it

This month in a world where teenage thugs ruled the streets of London, a lawless 15-year-old led police on yet another car chase through Sydney and a young gang bashed an elderly man in a quiet country town, isn’t Madeline … Continue reading

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Pocket money dilemmas

As the tween hurtles towards her teenage years, there are a few things I will have to take for granted. Mood swings, temper tantrums, arguments and bickering about money. That covers me, now let’s talk about her. In particular, about … Continue reading

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Facing off on Facebook

I’M the first to admit I’m old school, a tad politically incorrect and maybe a little out of touch with technology. My daughter is convinced I roamed the Earth with a stegosaurus by my side, an image inspired by a song about a stegosaurus she … Continue reading

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Tween shopping nightmare

I could tell straight away by the smug tone of my daughter’s voice that she was going to tell me something I wasn’t going to like. The tween had been staying a few nights at grandpa’s place during the holidays … Continue reading

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