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New mums’ advice: why isn’t my partner singing to our baby?

New mums often need advice. And who better to give it than a dad-of-one who has never been through the first trimester, let alone labour? Hmm. I see why you might be cynical about my credentials. But as a former agony uncle and certified man expert I do have my uses. Like? Like giving new mums advice about what how their partner is acting or what they are thinking.

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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 – 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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