Paul Dillon, the alcohol/drug expert in this article is a friend of mine and very sensible and experienced. He and the author are saying parental lack of backbone is creating great risk for kids. We need to do our job - set boundaries that kids can't set for themselves. Allowing for a degree of Daily Telegraph alarmism, its still an important subject. We had 250,000 views when posted on sunday night. Overall teen drinking is falling, but in some peer groups kids are being allowed to drink - and be unsupervised leading to sexual assault risk, much younger. Sometimes the most neglectful parents are the most affluent ones too.
At the most fragile time of her life, Nandi the orphaned rhino has made the most unexpected friendship. And Mewie the ginger cat might just be the best medicine of all.
The baby white rhino was only four months old when her mother was killed by poachers. And while Nandi's abdominal injuries required surgery to avoid a potentially fatal infection, her emotional fragility couldn't be fixed with an operation. Without company, an orphaned rhino's cortisol (stress) levels increase dramatically, raising their risk of disease.
Enter Mewie. And while their unlikely bond came about by accident, it's at its most beautiful during their long sleeps and bush walks together. All small steps towards a brighter and more hopeful future for Nandi.
IVAN CLEARY has rejected the Dragons and the Tigers!!!!
Board members from the Bulldogs club had an emergency meeting today regarding Des Hasler's future at the club. Apparently in the next 48 hours Des Hasler will be SACKED and Ivan Cleary will be announced as the new coach of the Bulldogs effective immediately.
Paul Dillon, the alcohol/drug expert in this article is a friend of mine and very sensible and experienced. He and the author are saying parental lack of backbone is creating great risk for kids. We need to do our job - set boundaries that kids can't set for themselves. Of course, boundaries without also having a warm and connected relationship don't work very well. The article doesn't mention that aspect. Generally parents who are close to their children also set boundaries well. We had a third of a million views on this article overnight on my two pages combined. Teen drinking is falling worldwide, but a subgroup are getting worse. So its about making sure your kids are not in that subgroup. And working with the mums and dads who share your values.