Friday 23 June 2017

The one question every parent hopes is never asked

Joseph O'Connor is glad his young son finally put this tricky subject to him, but it didn't make it any easier to answer

THE other day, my 10-year-old son asked me the question that every parent, no matter how modern, slightly fears.

Don't get me wrong, I was glad it was me that he came to, rather than garnering his impressions from sniggering conversations at the back of the bike shed. But you don't want to be giving them wrong ideas about this extremely important subject, or making them feel it's dirty or sinful.

"Dad?" he wanted to know. "How do you start a bank?"

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