IN THIS IS­SUE

14.04.18

Irish Daily Mail - YOU - - CONTENTS - Linda Ma­her

MY HEART STOPS FOR THE JONES FAM­ILY, LIV­ING EV­ERY PAR­ENT’S WORST NIGHT­MARE”

I might be gen­er­al­is­ing a bit too much here but if par­ents are to be be­lieved, it seems that once the ter­ri­ble twos are out of the way, it’s fairly plain sail­ing un­til the dreaded teen years. Then the eye-rolling, giv­ing back cheek, and hat­ing ev­ery­one and ev­ery­thing kicks in. Much of it, I sup­pose, can be put down to the bore­dom of be­ing an ‘in­be­tweener’ – they’re too old to do kid­die stuff, but too young to do adult things. The Ir­ish Daily Mail’s par­ent­ing colum­nist Kate Ker­ri­gan has reg­u­larly doc­u­mented her teen son Leo’s move from child­hood into teen­hood, which hasn’t al­ways been easy – on both sides. In to­day’s You, how­ever, she ex­tols the virtues of a project that both oc­cu­pied him for weeks on end and made her proud to see the fi­nal out­come. The Bank of Ire­land Junk Kou­ture ini­tia­tive is a won­der­ful creative out­let for se­condary school chil­dren, us­ing ev­ery­day rub­bish to de­sign and cre­ate in­cred­i­ble clothes. On page 26, you can see Leo’s end re­sult along­side some of the other stag­ger­ingly good en­trants from around the coun­try. Speak­ing of teenagers, we some­times for­get that Kylie Minogue was just 18 when she made her Neigh­bours en­trance and she’s been in the lime­light ever since. We’ve all lived through her can­cer bat­tle with her as well as her re­la­tion­ship ups-and-downs – she’s like a part of the fam­ily. As she ap­proaches her 50th birthday (wow does she look good!), on page 20, she re­veals all about her re­cent en­gage­ment break-up as well as telling us her much-awaited mu­si­cal plans. En­joy the is­sue.

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