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Honoree Taylor Swift (L) accepts the 50th Anniversary Milestone Award from Andrea Swift onstage during the 50th Academy Of Country Music Awards at AT&T Stadium on April 19, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images for dcp)

A lesson all parents can learn from Taylor Swift’s mom

When I worked in a bar during my college years, it wasn’t uncommon for inebriated imbeciles to grope my rear, or comment on my cleavage as I tried to wiggle past their overly-crowded tables to place their orders.

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Our gender biases are killing the bond between boys

Last year my son decided to take a hip hop class. He showed up to each class bursting with enthusiasm, and when the day came to perform on stage with his peers, he danced with confidence.

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Getting rid of soothers totally sucks (but they’re still worth it)

It started as a knotted rag dipped in honey in the early 1900s, and was later patented as a baby comforter comprised of a latex tip and a plastic shield and ring, created by a New York company called Binky Baby Products (a brand name that eventually evolved into a generic term for the scandalous suckers).

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Don’t sweat the summer months, working parents

Kids running barefoot through grassy meadows and sandy beaches, with dirt on their faces and half-dead butterflies clasped between their tiny hands. Streaks of red Freezie dye colouring the corners of their mouths as they giggle and play with their pals until dusk. Schedules have been tossed and boredom banished because there’s plenty to do when yo

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Best friend bans are totally bizarre

A few months ago, it was announced that Prince George would be attending a private day school where “best friend” relationships are currently banned from the schoolyard.

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Will the fabulous new Ken dolls be a total flop?

The words “Barbie. Ken. Meet the new crew” splash across the screen as `80s-style night club music serenades the new line of Fashionista dolls recently released by Mattel.

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'Don’t talk to strangers' not enough to keep your kids safe

A series of child abduction social experiments were conducted and shared through social media by YouTube sensation Joey Salads, and the results have parents second-guessing their methods when it comes to educating their kids about “stranger danger”.

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School letter puts an end to Mother’s Day crafts for mom

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and like most moms, I’m excitedly anticipating the reveal of this year’s handcrafted gifts. I love how my kids tease me with hints while vowing not to tell me what they’ve been making at school, as if I don’t know what’s coming.

Parents need to cut down on screen time too

As my oldest child rambled on about her school day happenings, I shifted my eyes from her face to the screen of my iPhone, swiping my thumb across its surface while muttering, “Oh nice..” and “Mhmm, that sounds interesting…”

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Extending parental leave to 18 months is not the solution

Parents are swooning over the possibility of a parental leave increase from 12 months to 18 months, but what many don’t realize is that a longer leave does not equate to more money from the government.