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Does my son’s bedtime routine need to be more flexible?

Does my son's bedtime routine need to be more flexible?

Partly because of the clocks going back, and partly because the day had involved tennis, climbing, a play date and more tennis, my son’s bedtime routine turned into one of *those* circuses earlier this week.

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Does my kid watch too much TV?

Like most parents of small children, I have a love/hate relationship with television. Sometimes it’s my saviour and best friend. Other times it’s my tormentor and worst enemy. It’s also a medium that is guaranteed to get me whipped up into a question frenzy. Does my kid watch too much TV? YouTube โ€“ is it bad for kids? Is Fireman Sam sexist? Is Blaze a cheat because he gets a driver when none of the other cars do?

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Parenting song: my 3-year-old is keeping me awake

In keeping with always being around two years “behind the curve”, I’ve gone a little The Greatest Showman crazy over the last few weeks. This has culminated in me going to work in a top hat and tuxedo, getting some contractors to erect a huge circus tent in the back garden and hiring an elephant for the Bubster’s next birthday party.

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Are parents subconsciously sexist?

It started with a kiss. Not really. This week, the Bubster’s pre-school gymnastics class began with a light-hearted warm-up that included running around in a circle. As the kids were jogging into each other, I noticed something rather interesting. Namely: that my son was the only boy in the class of 14 three and four-year-olds, making the session 93% female and 7% male.

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