Hearing back from my friends whose kids got exam results, some have been a bit amazed (read angry) at how other parents have been asking them on Facebook how their kids did? Not everyone wants to share that information, especially if the grades were unexpected. Even the children in theRead more
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What are your top tips? Here are ours Do some voluntary work to get yourself back in the game and to refresh your skills for free if you can afford to Don’t assume you have to do something you wouldn’t have considered before you had kids. Get some experienceRead more
The police have to start listening to people. When Lorin LaFave told the police one of her son Breck Bednar’s virtual friends – that disembodied voice you hear as your child plays Fifa or other online game over the internet with a fellow gamer – was grooming him and changingRead more
This is Penny Doff (or P.Doff’s) regular place for a rant about being the parent of a teenager and a middle-aged person. Got something you want Penny to rant about? Tell her what makes you furious, below. Someone please tell me they have a teenager who doesn’t drink. I likeRead more
Bosses! You wouldn’t take a classic sports car to the scrap heap or bin a rolex watch just because it was older and more expensive than more decorative, plastic items. Yet when it comes to people, a fair number are finding themselves in the dole queue for simply committing theRead more