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I Have a Dream – of a soft play paradise

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I have a dream – of a soft play paradise. Let me tell you about it. Close your eyes. Wait… close them after you’ve read this. Upon entering the vast space (airport big) you look up in awe at the ten storey adventure zone wrapping around the circumference of the room. All slides are transparent […]

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10 Teaching Strategies That Can Help With Parenting

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I have been a teacher in adult education (to mostly teenagers) for over ten years and a parent to my little boy for over two. Both roles are a continuing struggle; a battle. You get very little thanks or recognition in either of them – and you never quite feel you’re excelling – most of […]

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What Happens, with a toddler, before 7.20am : The Nappy disaster

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In a B&B room, up on the eighth floor (with no lift), on the top of a cliff in Scarborough (Trip Advisor didn’t mention the cliff!), a toddler awakes from his slumber on a Saturday at 5am and lets his mother know by bellowing “BLUMPH GAW, BLUMPH GAW”. His mother falls out of bed and […]

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Parenting Hacks (for parents who no longer give a crap)

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Parenting Hack 1 : Cleaning Your hoover nozzle is now your best friend. Use it to clean floors, tables, kitchen counters, plates, the inside of your fridge (not a euphemism), kitchen cupboards, the tray at the bottom of the toaster, mattresses, clothes, the bath, the garden and your toddler. Make sure he/she is holding tightly […]