An apt title considering this weekend Melbourne is having its heaviest December rainfall in history. Widespread flooding is expected throughout the state. It’s going to get messy. But not as messy as a mini-meltdown. My…

I have the HAZMAT (hazardous materials) unit on the phone as the smell of burning plastic fills my nostrils. I run into the bathroom to see my youngest (10) pointing my wife’s hairdryer at me,…

Physical fights between children, particularly siblings, is normal. Fighting between brothers is a natural and dare-i-say-it healthy occurrence. In our house there is an almost daily punch-on in one form or another. It could start as…

As a parent you need to pick your battles. This was one I missed. Didn’t nip it in the bud quick enough. I lost control. I made a mistake. A couple of rude words here…

It is wrong to get joy from other peoples misery.  Except when you are out with friends and their kids are being naughty while yours are behaving. It happens all the time when you are…