Dotty LaFou

Ask Dotty: How I Can Cope With My Child’s Unwelcome Obsessions?

If Suburbia is a jungle, parentdom is a cage. Dotty LaFou knows this, so it’s best you take her sagely advice on board. Or else.   Dear Dotty, My 12-year-old son wants to be an entomologist and keeps bringing various creepy crawlies into the house to study them. But insects unnerve me and I’d like to discourage his obsession. Any ... Read the full article
Dotty LaFou

Dorotéa “Dotty” LaFou began her professional life as a meter maid in Surfers Paradise where she helped motorists top up their parking meters so they could avoid being fined. This marked the beginning of a life dedicated to helping others. An advice columnist extraordinaire, she cares deeply and personally about her darling readers and is here to assist you to sort out any problems you may have, no matter how teensy they might be. If you have a question for Dotty, email editor@thebigsmoke.com.au and put “Ask Dotty” in the subject line.

Dear Grandson: On Doing It My Way

In his latest “Dear Grandson,” Stan Gerding takes singing lessons, sings in nearby clubs, and is shocked after meeting a very famous person.

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