Dec 20, 2010
Taking Astrid to a party when she hadn't slept properly would be like letting a doberman pinscher run amok amid a gaggle of frolicking geese.
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Dec 13, 2010
Getting children to eat their vegetables probably is not as difficult as some people make out. Read Article True Happy Meals for children include broccoli
Dec 06, 2010
There is satisfaction to be had from making something for your child, even if it only involves reinterpreting Ikea. Read Article Toy kitchen from a crafty flatpack rebel
Nov 23, 2010
When it comes to young children, heed the dangers of water Read Article Heeding the dangers of water
Nov 15, 2010
Astrid disliked her cot from the beginning. Even at a few months old, she railed against the wooden bars and the confined space. Read Article Sound sleeping arrangements translate into sweet dreams
Nov 09, 2010
A toddler experimenting with a digital camera underlines the extent to which we all have complete 'digital ideas of ourselves'. Read Article Growing up with a digital second life
Nov 02, 2010
While I may resist putting down roots in the sand, my daughter Astrid is not in doubt. This city is her home and, as a result, it is my home too. Read Article Home is where your daughter is
Oct 26, 2010
Safe havens for possessions have vanished as toddler grows big enough to reach. Read Article Nowhere safe from toddlers
Oct 19, 2010
There's a sound no parent wants to hear. It is the noise your child makes when he or she is in terrible pain.
Read Article 'Don't panic' often means the opposite when it comes to children
Oct 12, 2010
Astrid starts to flick through the channels using the remote control. She finds a cartoon and sits back to watch it. It has taken her less than five minutes to settle in.
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