My biggest teenage parenting struggle
Mar26

My biggest teenage parenting struggle

I’m nearly five years into parenting teenagers. I now have three teenagers – one of them nearly an adult, one who is 15 and a half and one who is just 13. I’ll be honest, I’ve been pretty lucky with them. Yes, they can be stubborn sods. They argue with each other too much. They’re a nightmare to get out of bed. They go to bed too late and one of them is very, very untidy. BUT they don’t argue with...

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Party planning
Feb08

Party planning

It’s my daughter’s 10th birthday in a few weeks, so she’s in full-on party planning mode. And Daddy is doing his best to scupper her plans with sensible financial decisions all the way. I don’t know what it is with kids of her age, but it seems they all start planning their parties about nine months in advance, then change their minds about 12 times before the big day. Having had a (very nice) bowling party...

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Partytime
Mar09

Partytime

I love my kids’ parties. We’ve had lots of good ones over the years – and a few bad ones. And with my daughter’s birthday just around the corner, it’s time for another one. All of my children started off with a party at home on their 2nd birthday with just two friends. It was more like just having a couple of kids round to play than an actual party, but it was lovely. For their 3rd birthdays, my younger...

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