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Annalisa Barbieri

Annalisa Barbieri

    Foul-mouthed bedtime stories for parents
    Foul-mouthed bedtime stories for parents
    It is a peculiar torture, getting a child to sleep. You're often exhausted and yet have to soothe the infant to slumber, while keeping yourself...
    'Gifted' - the curse of a normal child
    'Gifted' - the curse of a normal child
    Just the term "gifted child" is enough to raise eyebrows in disdain. Being gifted -- having special talents above the average -- has never been...
    No hurry to grow up
    No hurry to grow up
    It's debatable when I actually became an adult. According to various criteria it probably wasn't until I left home at the rather late age of 22 and...
    What were they thinking?
    What were they thinking?
    Thursday July 7 1966 was a particularly hot and muggy day in London. My mother had just given birth to me and in the bed next to her was a woman...