Category Archive: Children’s questions

Jul 12

Child Obesity vs Body Image

This week is National Childhood Obesity Week and the timing is interesting as it comes straight after a government recommendation that all school children should take part in compulsory body image and self-esteem lessons. What do you think these lessons will entail? We have two extreme issues here – on the one hand our children …

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Apr 20

Girl aged 6 handcuffed and put in cell !

What do you do when your child is having a tantrum ?  How do you control it, stop it? Most mothers know the signs, the triggers and have a way to resolve it, but not before you cringe with embarrassment. Most children’s tantrums die down as they get older but every so often even my …

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Feb 07

Safer Internet Day : Connecting Generations

You know the internet can be a wonderful platform for children to learn and communicate, but you also know that it can be a dangerous place. So have you done what you should as a parent and blocked some sites, put some filters in place, checked their latest browsing history? It’s not about intruding on …

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Feb 01

Why shouldn’t my little boy go to ballet?

I got a lot of raised eyebrows and the sadly expectable homophobic comments when my son Max started ballet aged 3 – of his own choice. I have to say I relished the opportunity to show off my feminist credentials and was very inspired a university course I loved about gender differentiation which insisted that …

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Jan 29

Why is the sky blue?


Why does it rain? Why is the sun yellow? Why is water wet? Ever felt puzzled by your children’s questions? You are not alone. According to a survey by The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair conducted among 2,000 parents, 65% of UK children are puzzling them with complex scientific queries and almost …

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