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LET TOYS BE TOYS

My first reaction to News Limited front pages today purporting that I was at war with Barbie dolls, with the typical Photoshop job to boot, was to laugh. But it’s actually not really all that funny – we should be able to have a discussion about the ways toys are marketed to children without sensationalist …

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BABIES? BAN ‘EM

Babies in restaurants – it’s a hoary old chestnut that has reared its ugly baby-hating head again now that a famed American chef has posed the question about whether babies should be banned in them. Grant Achatz, of the Michelin starred, $200-plus-a-head Alinea restaurant in Chicago had parents bring an 8 month-old baby to his …

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A TRIO OF TALES…

GROWING UP AND AWAY, Lisa Schofield I have a son. He’s 11 years old and is growing up. I know this because there are cracks appearing in our relationship.   They were tiny to start with. I’d get an occasional “don’t, mum,” but the cracks got bigger to “Mum, don’t say that kind of stuff” …

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