Browsing All posts tagged under »Parents«

I’m older, not elder

April 12, 2015


I gave a talk this week to a senior’s society. They were very nice people. Until someone pointed out that I’m only five years away from qualifying to join. Bastard. I’m not ready to be a senior citizen; my parents are senior citizens. Statistically speaking, it’s likely that I’ve already lived over half of my […]

Is a messy room good for your immune system and 17 other really big questions.

September 19, 2012


Welcome to this week’s instalment of WTF Wednesday, where we understand that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing. That’s why we try to avoid knowledge at all costs. We get a lot of questions that, while quite good, don’t warrant a full post’s worth of advice. Sometimes they’re simple yes or no answers, and […]

Yes that’s right: your parents are lazy

February 8, 2012


Welcome to another instalment of WTF Wednesday, where we put the F in WTF.  That’s right, we’re responsible for the word “For” in “What’s That For?” (What were you thinking WTF stood for, anyway?) Here at Advice Central, we get a lot of questions via Twitter, the blog’s comment section, email, entered into search engines […]

Five secrets to talking to your date’s parents

December 7, 2011


Welcome to this week’s edition of WTF Wednesday where your questions are my reason to lie through my teeth. Today’s question comes to us anonymously via the IBMP search term referrals. Dear IBMP, What are some considerations when talking to parents? I’m forced to make some assumptions here.  I’m going to assume, for example, that […]

We reveal why children like to embarrass their parents

November 29, 2011


Well, it’s that time again: WTF Wednesday, where your best questions meet my worst answers. Today’s question comes from Anna Nonamus (@AnnaNonamus). She runs a blog called Because You’re a Moron (I think she was talking about me but I can’t prove it). Anna asks: Dear IBMP, Why do kids have to be embarrassing ass#*&$@s in […]

Surviving a department store tantrum

November 8, 2011


Welcome to the sixth instalment of WTF Wednesday where the advice is totally free and worth every penny. Today’s question comes to us from ThinLine via the blog, who writes: Dear IBMP, Here’s my question: how do you handle it when your toddler decides to have a tantrum in the middle of a department store? […]