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Quiet time?

April 6th, 2011 · 5 Comments · bedtime, lucy, parenting, photo, sleep, tantrums

Babies sleep. A lot. Older children also need a lot of sleep. The trouble is, they don’t always want it. The 12 hours from 7pm to 7am should primarily be a time of quiet in our house. It is rarely so. OK, the kids do tend to be asleep not long after 8pm, but on […]

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Fatherhood Institute: “UK lags behind in new family fairness league table”

December 3rd, 2010 · 2 Comments · Fatherhood Friday, gender roles, parenting, politics

UK lags behind in new family fairness league table “First ever international Fairness in Families Index places UK 18 out of 21 countries The UK ranks in the bottom 4 in a groundbreaking new ‘Fairness in Families’ index showing countries’ ability to support equal parenting, launched by the Fatherhood Institute today. UK families get a […]

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Anti-Bullying week: The Big March

November 15th, 2010 · No Comments · health, parenting, school

To mark the start of anti-bullying week, The Big March is the world’s first virtual protest march for children’s rights. The march is headed by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. An offline Deputation with children and the families of the victims of bullying will then take place with the Deputy Prime Minster Nick Clegg on Wednesday 17th […]

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The up-side

November 8th, 2010 · 4 Comments · parenting, reflections

Although I started blogging on the premise that I was not only becoming a father but becoming a father at forty, I don’t tend to think of myself as an older Dad. I’m not really sure whether others see me as an older Dad either. I’m not even sure myself that I am an older […]

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Complete the following sentence…

September 24th, 2010 · 10 Comments · Fatherhood Friday, music, parenting, Uncategorized

We all love our kids. We work hard to raise them right. We take being parents seriously. And rightly so. But for some of us, there comes a moment when we realize things have gone too far. The moment when you look at yourself and it suddenly dawns that perhaps you are one of “those” […]

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Now hear this

June 8th, 2010 · 7 Comments · education, health, hearing, medical, oliver, parenting, speech

About a year ago I took Oliver to an ENT consultant about his hearing. The consultant said he may have “glue ear” and that he may grow out of it. Then a few months ago I noticed his hearing was definitely a problem. At night with his right ear on the pillow, I could talk […]

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Evolution of Dad – work-life balance

May 20th, 2010 · 6 Comments · parenting, video, work

If you read my review of The Evolution of Dad documentary you will know I found the sections on work-life balance the most thought-provoking. So I was pleased that the nice people over there at EoD have made a short montage of extracts from the film on this subject (though actually missing the one that […]

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Long-distance Dad?

September 17th, 2009 · 1 Comment · parenting

In life we make choices (if we are lucky enough to be able to do so). I choose to work near my home. I do so because I want to be able to come home and see my family at the end of each day (and sometimes the start too). With my current home and […]

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BBC NEWS | World | Americas | US boy takes car in school dash

January 8th, 2009 · No Comments · bbc, education, news, parenting

BBC NEWS | World | Americas | US boy takes car in school dash I know it’s terrible that he was allowed to do this, but you have to take your hat off to him, if only for his burning desire to get to school!

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BBC NEWS | Education | Bad parents ‘widen ability gap’

December 23rd, 2008 · No Comments · bbc, news, parenting

BBC NEWS | Education | Bad parents 'widen ability gap'

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