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Month: May 2012

DO MANNERS STILL MATTER? — Parentdish.co.uk

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David Cameron has said that children should stand up when a teacher – or even their parent – enters the room, prompting widespread debate. We could be seeing a resurgence of popularity when it comes to old-fashioned manners. The cult parenting books du jour – French Children Don’t Throw Food and French Kids Eat Everything – both explain why it is […]

WEIRD POST-PREGNANCY BODY CHANGES YOU MIGHT NOT EXPECT — Parentdish.co.uk

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It was my own experience of ‘phantom kicks’ which I still get way post-pregnancy that prompted this feature. After assuming I was just weird for a long time, I mentioned them to other mums and found it’s really common! As is wishing someone would invent a post-maternity section in clothes shops.

THE RISE OF COT COUTURE — Red

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Has fashion finally gone gaga? The baby designer clothing industry is booming – so is it bonkers, or what all the hip babies are wearing? For Red’s June 2012 issue, I investigated exactly who is spending £500 on a Gucci changing bag. Personally, I wouldn’t even if I could afford it – but then I do have a serious […]

KIDS’ BOOK CLUB: WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE — Parentdish

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This week, author Maurice Sendak died at 83, and around the world, people felt genuine grief. I wrote about Where The Wild Things Are for my new column on children’s classics for Parentdish here.

KIDS’ BOOK CLUB: WINNIE-THE-POOH — Parentdish

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The first in my new series for Parentdish.co.uk on rediscovering the classic children’s books when you become a parent yourself. I couldn’t choose anything other than A.A. Milne for my first column – it’s the ultimate children’s book.