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    Examples of great parenting


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    I am SO stealing the wireless and the tooth fairy ones!

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    I want to make this costume:

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    I was gonna click before realising it's a Buzzfeed article. Since when did journalism take on this desire to quantify everything into lists? It's so lazy and rather boring.

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    My OH does the Father Christmas letter, even I got one this year.... oh I have been a bad boy.... hahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickjames View Post
    I was gonna click before realising it's a Buzzfeed article. Since when did journalism take on this desire to quantify everything into lists? It's so lazy and rather boring.
    About the same time you became Buzz Killington

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    I think you'll find there's many other buzzkills here who ridiculously complained about a GIF of Bruce Springsteen doing a knee slide. Ah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHR1S View Post
    My OH does the Father Christmas letter, even I got one this year.... oh I have been a bad boy.... hahaha
    Haha great. That's one for the future for us

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickjames View Post
    I was gonna click before realising it's a Buzzfeed article. Since when did journalism take on this desire to quantify everything into lists? It's so lazy and rather boring.
    Quite a lot of people like lists. They're organised and easy to navigate. It speaks to the OCD in us...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickjames View Post
    I was gonna click before realising it's a Buzzfeed article. Since when did journalism take on this desire to quantify everything into lists? It's so lazy and rather boring.
    Why Our Brains Make Us Click on Lists : The New Yorker <- this might interest you

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Quite a lot of people like lists. They're organised and easy to navigate. It speaks to the OCD in us...
    I lose count of links I see shared on Facebook like '22 cute dogs you HAVE to see in August 2047' and '18 signs you're dealing with inadequacy in your mid-20s'

    It's just tedious and makes me question how we read things altogether.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickjames View Post
    I lose count of links I see shared on Facebook like '22 cute dogs you HAVE to see in August 2047' and '18 signs you're dealing with inadequacy in your mid-20s'

    It's just tedious and makes me question how we read things altogether.
    Hang on, I'm just compiling a list of reasons you're wrong...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom_newton View Post
    Nail, hit, head

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    I may not be a great parent..heh. This morning DD (4) has a meltdown.."I'm NOT going to nursery. I don't want to. I'm not getting dressed.".

    "Righto. Note the clock. At 7.30, I'm going to work - you will be in that car in whatever you have on at that time. You have 15 minutes. Go."

    7.30 - she's starkers and still stropping at her mother. So, true to my word, we walked out (in her case quite willingly), I strapped her into the seat, and we drove to nursery, and when we got there she decided to get dressed in the back..heh. She didn't think I'd go through with it. Bless.

    Argh, sensitive kids. She has this hyper-sensitivity to seams...socks are a continual rage, as are some trousers..pants, don't go there. We're *this* far from going to "boy shorts" for her..she keeps saying everything gives her a wedgie..! I keep explaining that no, that's how pants SHOULD move, that's NOT a wedgie. Fruitless. Dressing time is a total slaughter.

    -2 the other day here - she wanted to wear her flowery summer cotton dress. Just that. So it was easier to let her. Nursery were a tad surprised.

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    Awesome work @Sirbendy

    I'll remember that one for the future!

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