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Reader Email: My 14yo daughter sent shirtless photos to a boy

July 7, 2023

Hi Rebecca, My daughter has had her phone since the beginning of High School 18 months ago. She has no social media, her phone is only allowed downstairs in the living areas and she is quite controlled with her usage. I have access to her phone and she knows I can check it whenever I want. She has a lovely group of friends with parents who have similar ideas on using phones. She does well at school and although she is quite private, I feel we have a good relationship. We have had many conversations…

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Sunday Mail Column Sunday 9 May 2010

July 10, 2010

So this is my second Mother’s Day as a mum and I’m delighted to reveal that I’m expecting bambino number two later this year.  Which means that I’ve…

Sunday Mail Column for Sunday 2 May 2010: FIRST SUNDAY CLUB

May 4, 2010

There’s a lot you can get away with on a Sunday.  Sleeping in (unless, like me, you have a toddler who wakes at 5.50am every morning and yells…

My appearance on The Circle talking about Find Your Tribe …

April 27, 2010

Okay, so I’m a techno-dummy and it’s taken me a week to work out how to load my Circle appearance onto my blog. (Sigh … it’s difficult being…

Sunday Mail column for Sunday 25 April 2010

April 27, 2010

There are many great things about being a writer.  You get to work from home in your pyjamas and write Very Professional Emails while eating cornflakes and watching…

It’s 5am and I’m awake because?

April 19, 2010

Because it’s Murphy’s Law that when you really need to get a good night’s sleep – you won’t.  I’m off to Melbourne today with Brad and Ava to…

The Way We Live: Sunday 18 April 2010

April 19, 2010

I realise I stand alone in many things. The fact I’ve never watched an episode of NCIS, CSI or SVU. My willingness to admit to buying Jason Donovan’s…

The Way We Live: Sunday Mail column

April 17, 2010

So I’m staring at another birthday. This week I turn 38. WHAT? Wasn’t it just yesterday I was putting on my best acid wash jeans and waistcoat, glazing…

FIRST SUNDAY CLUB: April 2010 Southside Education

April 9, 2010

I know what you’re thinking this morning: “Hurrah for elasticised pyjama pants!” Or is that just me as I contemplate Easter egg number 43?  (I refuse to feel…

Sunday Mail column for Sunday 28 March 2010

April 9, 2010

The first time was because of forks.  Then Chewie. Next was a platter of the best Indian food you’ve ever tasted followed by a fire alarm. And this…

Sunday Mail Column for Sunday 21 March 2010

April 9, 2010

I’m tired. Bone-weary. Exhausted. I should be used to moving by now. After all, we’ve done four moves in five years as Brad completes his training with Queensland…

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Over the past 25 years Rebecca Sparrow has earned a living as a travel writer, a television publicist, a marketing executive, a magazine editor, a TV scriptwriter, a radio producer, a newspaper columnist and as an author.

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