Category Archives: Advice

How do you get through the ‘I Want’ phase?

I have no idea. I mean, if it’s not shoes or boots, it’s handbags. If it’s not handbags, it’s jackets. If it’s not jackets, it’s tops. And if it’s not tops… …wait a second, you’re talking about your kid’s ‘I Want’ phase rather than your wife’s, aren’t you?

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The ultimate book for new dads

New dads' questions answered

In the middle of 2015, I discovered that I was going to become a dad. From that moment to this day, I have spent a lot of time asking questions about nappies and teething and separation anxiety and potty training and playdates and a whole bunch of other stuff that dads come face to face with during their kid’s early years on this planet.

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Can you tell me everything I need to know about brushing a kid’s teeth?

Personally, I can tell you diddly squat about brushing a kid’s teeth. Happily, however, I know man who can tell you everything you need to know plus a little bit more. His name is Dr Mark Hughes. He is an award-winning dental surgeon. He is the founder and lead clinician at Harley Street Dental Studio. And when I met him at Read more

Another ace game for entertaining toddlers at the dinner table

As the above picture shows, even with the help of television, entertaining toddlers at the dinner table is a real challenge. Especially when they are bored or tired. Or bored and tired. Or bored, tired and in one of those moods when they appear to be hell-bent on making your life as difficult as possible.  Read more

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