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Saturday, December 08, 2007

Potty politics

Guest Column from today's Weekend magazine in the Irish Independent

Lately my parents have started to say there's no such thing as children anymore. By that, they mean that kids seem to be born "wise" these days, and are able to buy and sell you whilst you're still consulting the parenting manual to figure out how to fasten their nappy.

They base most of these assumptions on their dealings – an appropriately business-like term – with their seven grandchildren, my nephews and nieces, who range in age from 12 down to just two months. You've heard of Generations X and Y? Well, post-millenium kids should be called Generation ABC: they're toddlers, but ones who nevertheless deserve a socio-economic tag due to their all round savviness...

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