Reviews

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Five Go Gluten Free: A review

Five Go Gluten Free: A review

Did you receive it or buy it? Anyone who’s unlucky enough to have had IBS, celiac (coeliac) disease or a persistent bloaty belly and has decided to no longer eat wheat, will have received this book ‘Enid Blyton Five Go Gluten Free’. They’ll get it for Christmas or Hanukkah, and

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Are you a Replacement Child? How did it affect your life?

On a foggy January afternoon in 1952, American Airlines flight 6780 crashed into the Mandel family’s apartment building  in Elizabeth, New Jersey. It killed more than 30 people, including 22 on board the plane. Linda Mandel who was just 2 would survive but be badly burned. Her 7-year old sister Donna

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FILM: Diary of a Teenage Girl – A warning to parents

This film will be spoken about in 20 years. It’s an art house masterpiece and then some, like Taxi Driver. Actor Bel Powley will become a household name from her performance as a 15 year old who has sex with her mother’s 35-year old boyfriend played by Alexander Skarsgard. It

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Cyberbullying: A must watch film for our kids

Cyberbullying: A must watch film for our kids

My son showed me this, and after the initial yawn at all the OMGs and LOLs and its seeming predictability, I realised that I was watching something with the power to make us all think about bullying and online bullying, how it starts and how to react to it. Take

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How to deal with difficult people

How to deal with difficult people

Heard a horror story recently that could affect our teenage kids.  My mate’s 19-year old boy fell in love with a girl who became so possessive she wouldn’t let him be in another place without him skyping or face timing her  to show he was where he said he was. I bought

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  • Fifty Shades of Mayhem: Meet the audience

Fifty Shades of Mayhem: Meet the audience

Going to see Fifty Shades of Grey? Prepare for the daftest trip to the cinema in a long time. “I’ve booked us to see Fifty Shades of Grey for our Valentine’s treat,” said my husband. “What’s it about?” Now it’s fair to say that he’s not on top of trends

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  • You’ll be scared to let your kid out after this book. With reason!

You’ll be scared to let your kid out after this book. With reason!

Have you read The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty? Without any spoilers, it’s the unputadownable tale of three families woven around the same secret. A road accident and the strangling of a teenager take the characters into a place where secrets abound, but only one really matters. Set in Melbourne

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Is your family like this? Recommended fiction if you have kids over 12

Is your family like this? Recommended fiction if you have kids over 12

Why I choose this book I don’t normally buy hardbacks, but I had a voucher nearing its expiry date and I happen to love David Nicholls’ writing. The paperback is out [date to come] What it’s about Douglas Petersen takes his wife and teenage son on a grand tour of

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