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Parent-isms – New Words Created by Parenthood

Have you ever been subject to a bout of Mumnesia?

Or wanted to slap a Blubbernecker who can’t stop staring? (#violenceisnottheanswer)

Check out our favourite parent-isms – wonderful made up words from the land of parenting




Tell us your favourite parent-isms – made up parenting words!

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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