Should parents splash the cash and help out their older children? Or should their hard-earned money be spent on them alone? Users on parenting website Mumsnet are debating this exact question – and opinion is split. User jumpinline sparked the debate after she published a post on Saturday (February 10), claiming that her wealthy parents will not give her a deposit for a new home. She wrote: "My parents are quite wealthy; they have a large house with no mortgage, fancy holidays a few times a year, spend loads on clothes and meals and cars and socialising. My dad works but mother doesn't." "Recently they came into a large sum of money and are busy spending it on new furniture, redecorating, cars etc." "I'm currently trying to sell the house and I'm going to be few thousand short for a deposit on new house. Am I being unreasonable to resent them for this?" Some users have condemned the poster's entitled attitude, claiming that her parents saved and worked hard and can expect to … [Read more...] about Woman moans wealthy parents won’t give her deposit to buy house
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ONCE known for his slick beats and rap skills, American Music Award nominated star Tyga is now better known for his love life dramas with his ex loves, Blac Chyna and Kylie Jenner.He has claimed that he is the father of Kylie Jenner's baby but since denied it - here is everything you need to know about the Rack City rapper...Tyga’s real name is Michael Ray Stevenson and he was born in Compton, California, on 19 November 1989.He is of Vietnamese and Jamaican descent and is the cousin of Gym Class Heroes star Travis McCoy.There is discrepancy over the origins of his rap name as an acronym for Thank You God Always originating from his mother calling him “little Tiger Woods” when he was growing up (this was featured in footage from an unaired reality show called Bustas and Tyga took to Twitter following footage leaking saying this was “scripted” for the cameras).Tyga has covered the majority of his torso with tattoos – with fans speculating he has … [Read more...] about Who is Tyga? Kylie Jenner’s ex-boyfriend who has claimed her pregnancy is ‘fake news’
A FURIOUS debate was sparked on Mumsnet when one upset mum revealed her child’s carer had been leaving her daughter to cry herself to sleep.In a lengthy post shared on the parenting forum, user WorriedAboutAirQuality revealed that she had discovered that her childminder had been letting her 1-year-old cry herself to sleep instead of rocking her and rubbing her back as she had been instructed.She wrote: “My DD [dear daughter] is just turned one and she started settling in sessions with her childminder last week.“I am back to work next week. All was going pretty well and we worked up to my DD staying for morning/lunch/nap on Friday.“When I collected my DD the CM told me that she had left her to cry to settle to sleep.“She went in every five minutes to give her a cuddle and then put her back in the cot, wait five minutes and repeat.“My DD cried as soon as she put her down but she still left and waited 5 minutes. This took 30 minutes in total.“I … [Read more...] about Furious mum finds her nanny left her baby to cry herself to sleep… so who’s in the right?
SHE is the former beauty queen from Staffordshire who was yesterday crowned once more – as Britain’s richest woman. Kirsty Bertarelli is worth more than the Queen, pop superstar Adele and Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling combined, according to the Sunday Times Rich List.The 45-year-old was the horsey, tennis-loving English rose who became worth a very, very pretty penny after marrying Swiss bio-tech tycoon Ernesto, 51 — and has now swapped jodhpurs for a private jet and a superyacht.The pair have a tidy £11.5BILLION — making them Britain’s sixth most loaded couple and Kirsty top lass.But Kirsty’s looks and her husband’s fortune cannot buy the wannabe singer- songwriter the one thing she craves — pop stardom.While she could sit back with a cocktail on her £100million yacht — which Ernesto bought her for her 40th birthday — Kirsty instead tours the UK in a humble van, gigging in bars and other small music … [Read more...] about Meet Kirsty Bertarelli, the former beauty queen turned UK’s richest woman who just wants to be a pop star
A TOP ex-cop believes Madeleine McCann could have been taken by people traffickers at the demand of grieving parents to replace their own dead child.Former Scotland Yard detective Colin Sutton says the most "most likely and credible scenario" for Maddie's disappearance is a targeted kidnap - once those closely linked to the tot have been ruled out.Speaking to the Mirror, he questioned why traffickers wouldn't have taken one of Maddie's twin baby siblings instead - who would have no memory of their previous life and less physical identity.He said: "A trafficking ring is more likely than a lone paedophile or paedophile ring."Has a young blonde girl died and their parents want to replace her? Or is there another reason for stealing to order?"The former Met murder detective said a trafficking gang could have been watching the apartment so they were aware of the family's "routine".As the 10th anniversary of Maddie's disappearance approaches, the top cop analysed what he believes … [Read more...] about Top Brit ex-cop says Madeleine McCann could have been snatched by traffickers to replace grieving parents’ own dead child
FOUR-YEAR-OLD Leah is drawing her mum and dad with crayons.As she puts the finishing touches to the picture, her helper leans over and asks what her dad is holding.“A knife,” she replies.Pulling out a red crayon, she then begins dotting the floor around the stick figure’s feet.It is a distressing scene but not an unusual one, because this is not a nursery classroom.Little Leah and her sister Lilly, six, are taking part in the UK’s only residential weekend course for children bereaved by murder or manslaughter. In their case, their father killed their mother.On average one child loses a family member through murder or manslaughter in England and Wales every day.These weekends, held by bereaved kids’ charity Winston’s Wish, aim to help youngsters like Lilly cope with the trauma of losing a relative in terrible circumstances.And for the first time ever, specialist practitioners have allowed TV cameras inside their doors for a ground-breaking new … [Read more...] about Ground-breaking new documentary reveals how bereaved kids’ charity helps youngsters cope with murder
PARENTS have posted a job advert for a live-in nanny offering a luxury lifestyle in Barbados and £100,000 salary - but questions have been raised over their list of "demands".The couple, who have four children, say they will give the perfect candidate a rent-free luxury villa, access to a fleet of sports cars and Michelin dinners for life.But in return they ask for their perfect candidate to have a degree in children's psychology, no kids of their own and at least 15 years' experience.They must "constantly monitor" the kids - aged 2, 5, 7 and 15, - but also be prepared to know when to take the hint and leave the family alone for quality time together.Their scheduled hours will be 7am – 8pm, six days a week.The potential nanny must also be comfortable with flying as they could be asked to travel internationally up to three times a week.The wealthy family have houses in London, Barbados, Cape Town and Atlanta.Childcare.co.uk co-founder Richard Conway … [Read more...] about Rich parents post £100,000 a year nanny job in Barbados featuring sports cars, Michelin meals and dream travel – but are they TOO demanding?
TAMARA Ecclestone watches as a miniature Queen Elsa squeals and chases a tiny fluffy dog around the studio. Crushed Pringles are strewn across the floor alongside abandoned drawings and several Disney dolls. Welcome to the crazy world of the millionaire heiress. “It can be a little chaotic at times!” Tamara laughs. You can say that again. The miniature Elsa in question is Tamara’s two and a half year old (and extremely cute) daughter Sophia. And the dog? The toddler’s very own Maltipoo (a cross between a Maltese and a poodle, FYI) called Teddy, who was hand-delivered to the Fabulous shoot by one of the family’s security guards when it became clear that Sophia needed entertaining. The burly crew of three linger outside listening into their earpieces, ready to attend to Tamara and Sophia’s every need and ensure the pair are secure. Even a louder-than-normal sneeze from Tamara results in one of her squad checking in. At first … [Read more...] about Tamara Ecclestone reveals she’s never spent more than six minutes away from her two and a half year old daughter and opens up about a terrifying ransom plot
AS the only child of Elvis, born into fame and fortune, Lisa Marie Presley had the world on a plate.Yet the 49-year-old, who is embroiled in an ugly divorce from her fourth husband, has just had her twin daughters taken into care and is said to be drowning in debt.Eight-year-olds Finley and Harper are being looked after by social services after Lisa Marie alerted the police to a stash of indecent images and disturbing videos on the computer of her estranged husband, Michael Lockwood, 55.Lisa Marie says she felt “sick to my stomach” after LA detectives came across the disturbing images during a raid on the Beverly Hills home she shared with the music producer, who is the twins’ dad.Detectives are reportedly analysing up to 80 of Lockwood’s devices following the seizure last year.The shocking allegations about Lockwood, who has been married to Lisa Marie for 11 years, emerged in legal documents as part of their ongoing divorce. The couple separated in June … [Read more...] about Torture of Elvis’s girl Lisa Marie as kids are taken into care after ex’s ‘child porn’ shock and court papers reveal ‘King’s’ £240m legacy is spent
A THIRD victim came forward yesterday to claim she was raped as a teenager by Sir Clement Freud as the child sex abuse scandal deepened.Vicky Hayes, now 64, says she was attacked aged 17 after the broadcaster drove her to a deserted house in his Bentley.She claimed the grandson of famous psychoanalyst Sigmund had groomed her since she was just 14.Vicky said yesterday: “I just lay there afraid, scared, and he forced himself on me and took my virginity.”The next morning she says he tried to rape her again but she fought back.Vicky added: “He should be stripped of his knighthood.”The gran spoke to ITV News before two other women revealed his abuse of them in harrowing detail in a documentary screened last night.One recalled how, as a 14-year-old living in his care, Freud pulled up her nightie, molested her, then murmured: “You feel just like your mother.”On another occasion, the raffish chef, broadcaster, politician and “national treasure” … [Read more...] about How Sir Clement Freud’s lust for young girls would have even shocked grandad Sigmund