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?

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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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