Parents and parenting

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The Wild Track by Margaret Reynolds review – adopting, mothering, belonging
A mother’s moving account of her struggle to adopt concludes with her daughter’s memories of finding a home

Lara Feigel

26, Feb, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Mother's ruin: 'I thought I was too cool for bedtime – I was very wrong'
Scientists may have found the perfect evening routine for children, but sometimes it’s the parents who struggle with the rules

Alexandra Topping

24, Feb, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Bedtime best practice: experts settle on six key steps for getting kids to sleep
Brushing teeth, reading and avoiding food and screens all part of consensus advice

Amelia Hill

24, Feb, 2021 @7:00 PM

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'I thought it was going to break me': Covid's brutal toll on working mothers
Mothers who have been laid off, pushed out or unable to find work describe battling circumstances far beyond their control

Katherine Goldstein

24, Feb, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Tell us: has your family been separated by Covid?
We’d like to hear from family members who have been unable to meet for months at a time due to coronavirus restrictions

Guardian community team

24, Feb, 2021 @10:20 AM

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For those who want children, Covid has intensified the 'panic years' | Nell Frizzell
The pandemic has put everyone’s life out of sync but for some in their 30s, the turmoil has added complications, says Nell Frizzell, author of The Panic Years

Nell Frizzell

24, Feb, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Jess Phillips: 'Motherhood made me feel like I mattered. I wish that wasn't the case'
The Birmingham MP Jess Phillips has written a new book called Mother. She reflects on losing her own mum, having children – and fighting for women’s rights

Emine Saner

22, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Men need to do their share in education | Letter
Letters: Fiona Carnie suggests we should acknowledge the importance that both parents play in children’s education


21, Feb, 2021 @6:10 PM

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Our smart speaker is the most marvellous babysitter
Who knew the digital device would have such a winning way with infants? By Séamas O’Reilly

Séamas O’Reilly

21, Feb, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Home schooling: ‘I’m a maths lecturer – and I had to get my children to teach me’
Many parents struggle with home schooling in lockdown. But how are three experts in maths, English and science faring?

Donna Ferguson

20, Feb, 2021 @9:54 PM

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Playgrounds grow up: 'It's not all the plastic, very engineered play spaces anymore'
After decades of off-the-shelf design, Australian playgrounds are becoming more sophisticated, more nature-based and more appealing to adults

Celina Ribeiro

20, Feb, 2021 @7:00 PM

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The pandemic is the perfect excuse for bad behaviour – so what happens when it's over? | Emma Brockes
For nearly a year, anything I didn’t want to do could be blamed on Covid. I’d better mend my ways soon, though, says Guardian columnist Emma Brockes

Emma Brockes

20, Feb, 2021 @11:00 AM

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