One aspect of teenage parenting I got right
Sep09

One aspect of teenage parenting I got right

Parenting teenagers isn’t easy. And I’ve got three of them. My kids are a pretty good bunch. We don’t have any of the ‘serious’ problems of teenagers. No drugs, very little drink (the 18 year old, not the 13 year old!), no crime, no mental health problems. I’ve been lucky. But, like most parents, I still feel like a bit of a failure sometimes. Because my kids are flipping lazy. They can’t as...

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Turf wars
Nov14

Turf wars

Why is it that giving something a name makes it instantly more attractive? After months of bad behaviour and battles at the breakfast table, I allowed my daughter to eat her breakfast in the lounge in an attempt to keep the peace. Her chosen spot was the part of the settee closest to the television (not that she has it on when she’s eating her breakfast). Apparently, this is the warmest spot in the whole lounge. So she...

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