FAM­ILY TIES

The Advertiser - - WEEKEND EXTRA - YOUR GUIDE - DR JUSTIN COUL­SON

LA­BELS be­long on jars, not chil­dren. Eaves­drop­ping is im­po­lite, but on this oc­ca­sion, I couldn’t help it. I was wait­ing for my par­ent­ing pre­sen­ta­tion to be­gin. Par­ents were fil­ter­ing in, tak­ing their seats. Two par­ents were seated nearby and their con­ver­sa­tion had turned to their chil­dren.

Ac­tu­ally, it had turned to one child in par­tic­u­lar – a seem­ingly ram­bunc­tious and re­bel­lious tween who was giv­ing her mum grief.

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