Driving along the main road the other day, I pulled up at a traffic light and glanced at the big, shiny 4X4 in the next lane. A little boy in the back seat had spotted some colourful flags being hoisted in the forecourt of a car dealership, and he was desperately trying to get his mother to notice the spectacle.

You can’t go around handing out ‘bad mother’ awards in the traffic, especially when you are judging a one-minute cameo out of context, but I wanted to shake her perfectly-toned, perfectly-tanned shoulders and say, ‘Wake up! Speak to your child! In a few years’ time you’ll be complaining about your sulky, surly teenager who won’t communicate. Don’t you realise that this is where it starts? …

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