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Children looting and rioting….I blame the parents!

August 9, 2011

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This is a phrase I’ve grown up with. My parents used it freely when they saw children misbehave and their mums or dads failed to discipline them. If you can’t teach young people values and instil respect for authority and seniority, what hope is there for the next generation? Where on earth do these parents think […]

Is your child smarter than a chimp?

June 9, 2011

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Most parents I know take great pride in bragging about how smart their kids are. Is this something they inherit? Or does it boil down to how much effort mummy and daddy put into developing their cognitive skills? Scientists say babies’ sensory organs are not fully developed at birth and need fine tuning, so the early childhood […]

Monkey chews its cud

April 3, 2011

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This afternoon the Northerner and I took our dear Irish friends Mr D and Bodhráin-Queen (BQ) to the leafy and well-heeled area of Primrose Hill for a wander through the village before catching their flight. Forget four-by-fours, the streets have become a hazardous place for  pedestrians with hordes of buggy-pushers on every street corner. To escape the […]