Parenting techniques that may not work

We can do it, we can do it! Think positive and take lots of deep breaths. That’s about the gist of what parenting is all about. We’ve found some parenting techniques that work – and others that don’t. The key is … Well, I don’t know yet.

My 12-year-old son has grown so much that his clothes are too small. That means it’s time for a makeover. But by whom?

My eldest daughter had a spate of absent-mindedness that made us love her all the more.

I found my nine-year-old daughter playing with friends in the plaza, and I couldn’t have been happier.

Our son was taking a long shower, so long that there was concern about drowning, even for his younger sister.

What can go wrong when Mum’s away? A lot, of course. But then there are moments that can restore your hope in humanity.

I’m a softy as a dad until pushed. Tell them off? Sure. But then I feel as guilty as a kid caught shoplifting.