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My best friend is turning 50 – and I’m amazed how much I’m looking forward to it | Zoe Williams
Each landmark birthday has its own special flavour. For the half-century it’s uncomprehending wonder

Zoe Williams

27, Jun, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Showing my daughter Pakistan, the country of my birth, reminded me I am part of something bigger | Saman Shad
I’ve shown my child how important it is to know herself and to not forget there will always be a world that welcomes her with open arms

Saman Shad

26, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Our four-year-old is running rings around me
Driving routes, planetary facts, giraffe diets… whatever next, asks Séamas O’Reilly

Séamas O’Reilly

26, Jun, 2022 @10:50 AM

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How do I make friends so my son has playmates? | Ask Philippa
Be curious for your own sake about friendship, says Philippa Perry. You may have mild autism or something in your childhood may have made you defensive

Philippa Perry

26, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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‘Don’t worry!' 'He’ll be right’: Why do we say all the wrong things to parents of children with a disability? | Ellen Fanning
The golden rule of supporting others is understand first, solve second – most of the time people are looking to feel heard rather than be fixed

Ellen Fanning

25, Jun, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Why do people like cuddly toys, and do seagulls wee? Try our kids’ quiz
Five multiple-choice questions – set by children – to test your knowledge, and a chance to submit your own junior brain-teasers for future quizzes

Molly Oldfield

25, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Tim Dowling: my son’s got a new job. Where does that leave my podcast?
‘Congratulations, well done,’ I said. Because that sounded more parental than, ‘What happens to me now?’

Tim Dowling

25, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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‘I’ll miss her firm hugs’: loved ones to be remembered on Celebration Day
Guardian readers share tributes to people they will celebrate during the inaugural event on 26 June

Alfie Packham and Guardian readers

24, Jun, 2022 @4:05 PM

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My wife and daughter boss me around. How do I deal with this? | Leading questions
Dominating people seldom realise what they’re doing, writes advice columnist Eleanor Gordon-Smith. It can make for a dangerous dynamic – but dynamics can change

Eleanor Gordon-Smith

24, Jun, 2022 @1:54 AM

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After losing our family dogs, we couldn’t bear more grief. Then Covid brought puppy love back into our lives | Maddie Thomas
Whether it’s tummy rubs, walkies or treats, there is no substitute for the kind of childlike joy dogs bring

Maddie Thomas

23, Jun, 2022 @2:12 AM

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A moment that changed me: a car crash altered my mother for ever – and I was sent back to boarding school
I was 10 when our car was forced off the road by an unqualified driver, and in the ambulance when my mother had a stroke. Yet no one explained to me why she was so different

Patrick Gale

22, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Visa delays leave UK families with adopted babies stranded in Pakistan
Home Office accused of leaving mothers and traumatised children stranded for months while priority is given to Ukraine refugees

Harriet Grant

21, Jun, 2022 @5:30 AM

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