teenagers

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Some wonderful suggestions on how to get a teenager to pick up his dirty socks

Some wonderful suggestions on how to get a teenager to pick up his dirty socks The biggest problem with being a human being I find, is that you have to live with other human beings. As well as their smelly socks. I suppose you don’t really have to. There are… Read More »Some wonderful suggestions on how to get a teenager to pick up his dirty socks

May I suggest some Design Improvements in children?

Babies and Children could do with some Basic Improvements -IMHO. With all due respect to the wonderful way children are made, I would like to suggest a couple of improvements in their basic design. These are simply for making my life easier as a Mum. BTW I’m a professional Mum… Read More »May I suggest some Design Improvements in children?

my imprisoned teenager

The most valuable lesson I learned in communication with my teenager this week.

This past week I realised that there’s one major attribute that teenagers share with prison inmates. (Apart from the desire to escape the bars that are your home or their school).

It’s shed a bit of light on what’s going on inside my daughter’s head. Which is helpful because, to be honest, I am struggling to remember what it was like to be her age.

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When Can I Resign from being a Parent?

“Boys break your house, girls break your heart.” Anon. When Can I Resign from being a Parent? It seems to me that boys are brilliant at breaking things, or worse, themselves and girls are brilliant at breaking you, either way your parent-heart is a little bit dented every time. When it happens to me I… Read More »When Can I Resign from being a Parent?