What should we do about the children?

I think we can all agree that today’s children are the worst ever. Equally, we all know this is the fault of the parents. However, do not despair! There are some simple steps parents can take to lessen the likelihood of their children becoming terrible adults who ruin human civilization. Pass-the-parcel These days, every layer… Read Post »

Four things not to say to new parents

I’ve written before about what not to do when visiting new parents. But sometimes saying things is a kind of doing too. So, here’s what not to say to a new parent. 1. What’s that smell? I don’t know. Pick an orifice, they’ve all got problems. Surveys show that 90% of new parents, like me,… Read Post »

My hobbies

I’m very busy and important, but that doesn’t mean I don’t make time for hobbies. Here are some of my faves. 1. Sticky taping the flaps back onto lift the flap books I often delay delving into this hobby, but once I start it’s very satisfying. There are usually a number of flaps scattered around my… Read Post »

Five things to avoid when visiting new parents

                    1. Poo on the carpet Yes, their carpet will almost certainly be pooed on in the next two years, but that doesn’t mean you should be an early adopter. The last thing new parents want to do in their sleep-deprived state is to dab at… Read Post »

Questions for Barbie

(Picture shows the first Barbie wearing a black and white striped swimsuit with white sunglasses on her head.) This week a child showed me her Barbie doll. Quick as a flash I said, ‘That’s nice. What job does she do?’ Child looked confused but eventually agreed Barbie is an engineer. The child then wandered off… Read Post »

The Baby-Sitters Club as Parents

The other day I was thinking that Claudia Kishi probably has Type 2 diabetes by now due to all the Twinkies and Hershey bars that she secreted from her room and then consumed. This is nice because it will really help her relate to her best friend Stacey. That got me thinking that the Baby-Sitters… Read Post »

How Modern Parenting Authors Are Getting it All Wrong

If you’ve been into a modern book store recently, you will have noticed shelves upon shelves of parenting advice books. If you’ve browsed through them you may have realised that they contain wildly contradictory advice, bizarrely specific routines and provide little or no hard evidence for the opinions they present as facts. You have also… Read Post »

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