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Jul25

What were the poor kid’s parents thinking?

Line of Hawaiian Dancers

Quite stunned to read this morning about the family court in New Zealand who were forced to make a 9-year old girl a ward of state, in order to help her change her name legally from…get this: “Talula Does The Hula”.

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Aug23

Rant: Why does everything have to be child friendly?

Unused Playground

A recent story on the BBC website has got me thinking about an aspect of modern parenthood that has been a niggle of mine for awhile.

Why do parents seem to expect that every place has to be child-friendly?

Don’t get me wrong…I like kids and although I don’t have any of my own (I can almost hear all the parents out there dismissing my standpoint already with that matronising little limp-wristed wave that is in popular use these days). I appreciate the fact that for a long time, many places frequented by parents with young children had an appalling lack of facilities and this situation needed to be redressed.

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