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Unusual days out with the kids

London is a great city to explore with young ones. After you've exhausted the usual popular museums, parks and farms here are some ideas if you're looking for something a little different. Old Operating Theatre The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret has an unusual location – up a spiral staircase onto the Roof [...]

Do you force your child to finish the food on their plate?

We often obsess about our childrens' weight. Our parents, maybe themselves came from backgrounds were food was not plentiful, would often force us to clean our plates before leaving the table. The rationale? They would cite some reason about helping some poor, starving child in another part of the world. However in reality it does [...]

Should you teach religion to your children?

Like any exam you help prepare your children for any school tests they may have. We ask them to think, to ponder, to look at things from different angles. Now if we think of life as one big exam then questions will naturally arise from children - where do they come from, what happens after [...]

Raising Boys

I believe in equality like anyone else but in raising boys we have to acknowledge there are differences. I often say boys are like dogs, they need to run around to burn energy. Their emotional psyche and needs are actually very simple. Boys don't need fussing mothers to become strong independent men, they need educated [...]