Teenager

Reasons to get a puppy

I have to warn my fellow parents that there’s a video doing the rounds entitled 6 Reasons You Need A Puppy: Share this video with your parents and you’ll have a dog in no time. This web of lies and deceit lays out 6 compelling reasons for getting a puppy (they

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Kids n’ Dating : Remixed

Kids n’ Dating : Remixed

“The tights and socks I left on the drying rack aren’t mine.  I got tired of seeing them under the couch.” It would be an understatement to say I was horrified by this statement.  I’m not naive.  I’m guessing my teenage daughter expects that I’m not celibate… given the lack of

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Top Ten Tricks to Outsmart your Teen – Trick Two

Back again. Now that we have figured out how to get them to co-operate with us, let’s work on getting them to get along with each other. Trick Two: Bickering Siblings – Making it End without Committing a Felony Oh, those dulcet sounds of sibling communication – otherwise known as

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Top Ten Tricks to Outsmart your Teen

I am by no means an expert – just a fellow parent in the trenches and, since kids fight dirty, I thought I would share some hard earned strategies. Some, you may already know, some, may be new, but I have found that these ideas work in the real world

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He’s got puppy teeth and he’s not afraid to use them

 “Ooooh he’s just like a teddy bear! Sooo fluffy! I bet you just want to cuddle him all the time!” yelps my friend Natalie as she meets my fluffy, teddy bear-like golden retriever pup for the first time. Well no, actually, because I value the use of my arms and

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Do you dare to look at your teenager’s Facebook page?

  Do you dare to look at your teenager’s Facebook page? Today our children unwittingly create a full, often photographic, record of their youthful indiscretions, thanks to Facebook, MSN and other social networking sites; a world away from our own childhoods, where mistakes could be left behind as we grew

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Kid n’ Cars: Picking a good used car

Kid n’ Cars: Picking a good used car

Did my last post convince you to consider buying your kids a car?  Awesome! With all the crazy things people do the their cars, it’s tough to find a good one.  So, here are a few things to think about when going car shopping. Something reasonable Don’t get your 6ft

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The First Boyfriend and the Art of Subtle Supervision

The first boyfriend: not among my favourite things. He is about as welcome as aphids on roses, and fleas on kittens; copper kettle build up, and wet woolen mittens. You see, in the back of my mind stills lingers an image of my 15 year old, secretly playing with Barbies,

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Kid n’ Cars: You’re Crazy NOT to buy ’em one

Kid n’ Cars: You’re Crazy NOT to buy ’em one

Wait!  What?!?! I’m not buying my kid a car! First of all, I don’t have the money.  Second of all… I’ve heard all the excuses.  It’s OK, I’ll wait. Done?  Good, so let’s get started! When I say you’d be crazy not to buy you’re kid a car, I’m not

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