Parents and parenting

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‘Why did you murder my father?’ How Liz McGregor confronted a killer
After a painful and lengthy murder trial, the journalist still had questions about why her father had died. So she set out to meet the gang member jailed for the killing

Claire Armitstead

28, Jun, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Let’s call the overturning of Roe v Wade what it is: state-sanctioned forced birth | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett
If you have ever been pregnant, the thought of being made to go through it against your will is sickening, says Guardian columnist Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

27, Jun, 2022 @7:00 AM

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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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The awful grief of losing a loved one can change you as a person | Letters
Letters: Samantha Gibson, Judith Kent, Veronica Edwards and Janie Penn-Barwell on the pain of bereavement and how it can catch you unawares


24, Jun, 2022 @5:06 PM

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Surrogate girl, 6, loses battle to list her father on UK birth certificate
Child’s case argued that practice of naming surrogate mother’s husband breached her human rights

Diane Taylor

23, Jun, 2022 @10:13 AM

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The pain of ‘moving on’ after a loved one dies | Letters
Letters: Jean Simons says parents who have lost a child may resent their grief being labelled as unduly prolonged, and Louise Rendle says a support group was invaluable when her husband died. Plus a letter from Rev Cecil Heatley


21, Jun, 2022 @4:37 PM

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Living with universal childcare has shown me Australia’s system is neither a luxury nor a right – it’s a last resort | Gabrielle Innes
Reforms in NSW and Victoria need to make early education financially viable for parents, especially mothers

Gabrielle Innes

21, Jun, 2022 @2:26 AM

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My husband took shared parental leave – for far too many fathers, it’s still an impossibility | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett
Sharing our baby’s care has given my partner the time to bond with our son. Why is this a privilege, not a right? says Guardian columnist Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

20, Jun, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Readers reply: at what age do we become capable of love?
The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific and philosophical concepts

19, Jun, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Five years ago I felt like a failure as a dad, now I’m sharing with other men how to love their children
After admitting to other Black dads he found parenting difficult, Marvyn Harrison began transforming his relationship with his kids

Donna Ferguson

19, Jun, 2022 @11:00 AM

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