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Benjie Goodharts dad, the Lib Dem peer Lord Goodhart, was a fervent European who cherished his American roots. But as the world hed fought for turned to dust, he was oblivious hit by Alzheimers, content to sit in the garden and count planes There cant be many people who realise their dad has Alzheimers from […]

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Franki Cookney and her husband didnt much like each others surnames, so now theyre having a baby theyve decided to pick a new one When my husband, Rob, and Imarried last year, the question of what to do about our surnames barely entered our discussions. We are both writers, so our names are on every […]

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Its not that hookup culture doesnt shape millennials expectations when it comes to sex. But those concerns are as likely to be emotional as practical When I was 11 years old, copies of the now defunct Australian teen magazine Dollystarted mysteriously showing up in my familys living room. At the time, I thought my mother […]

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Jessica Friedmann talks to Viv Groskop about the terrifying years she experienced after the birth of her son Jessica Friedmann thought she was managing well after the birth of her son. Then suddenly her thoughts took a dark turn. I had to come back into hospital two weeks later for a checkup and I realised […]

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Although my children were conceived through IVF at the same time, the embryo that became my son was frozen for two years before being implanted. How will their birth order affect them? Our son and daughter were conceived at the same time, while we were in the cafe at Ikea Croydon (a convenient place for […]

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Grapes can completely plug a childs airway, with research suggesting they are third most common cause of death in food-related incidents Grapes are the third most common cause of death among children who die in food-related choking incidents, and doctors say a lack of awareness among parents, carers and health professionals could be leaving young […]

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The idea of outsourcing all the functions of parenting to automation sounds appealing but we could lose out in the long run Sometimes parenting is a survival game and, like our evolutionary predecessors fending away wolves with burning sticks, well take just about any tool at our disposal. For me, bleary-eyed and exhausted, my five-month-old […]

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CAUTION: this article contains sensitive information concerning the existence of Santa Claus Spoiler alert: this article contains sensitive information about the existence of Santa Claus. Children may wish to look away now. Parents, though, are being urged to re-consider the ethics of the great Santa Claus lie. In an 2014 talk. However,

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