Parenting

It's the illustrated story of one man's journey into fatherhood.  It is beautiful and incredibly moving, because things do not go as he expected.  Do watch it with the sound turned on, but get your tissues out...

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It's an ex husband rant. DS1's father says he wants extra access. I said I would consider it if we could come to some agreement regarding schooling and dealing consistently with DS's bladder problems but he continues to push for a secondary school that would really not be good for DS and...

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I worked 3 days a week.until.last September when my little ones started school. I figured this gives me one day.off to do chores and have some me time. How do you spend yours and don't you find it too quiet? Last term was fine, lots of birthday and Christmas prep. But two Fridays in and once I'...

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My children have not settled down to anything all day for more than 10 min. I have tried tv, computer, board games, taking them to mum's. They are constantly asking for drinks, snacks,things fetched down from up high, they've been whiny, squabbling, tantrum y. Even sitting with them doesnt help...

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Hi all, we learnt at the end of term that DD1 is getting bullied in year 7.  We found out through her phone bill that she was on instagram and posted lots of pictures from her phone and we had never given her permission to go on social media.  She kept denying being on instagram and i kept...

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It's that age old yearly issue I have with what to get our childminder. Last year I got her a tea set and have also got smellies in the past. She doesn't drink but always ends up with chocolates/ flowers and wine from parents and I am totally out of ideas this year. Does anyone have any? Another...

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Loving being on the new Damsels and being able to see threads and post things! It's a bit early but we are thinking about Aaron's 5th birthday in Feb and we want to do a superhero party for him. We have two choices of venue but the sticking point is really the numbers as he's just started school...

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If your 3YO child bit another child completely unprovoked (through clothes and left no mark), and you asked your child to say sorry and they did, would you carry out any other form of punishment? Like the naughty step or something? Or would you just leave it at sorry?

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Do people see a third child of the same sex as the other two as a 'trying to have the other sex child'? I have 2 boys and would love a third baby. One issue I have is being 36 now and I worry about being too old but that's another thread. The thing niggling me is that if we had another boy...

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