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Hanging on – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

After all the bad weather. The floods. The driving rain. The damaging winds. After three storms. Conditions which have proved too much for the early daffodils. The snowdrops are still hanging on. They are truly wonderful little delicate flowers. Hanging on applies to the humans as well. Son’s anxiety levels are definitely spiking now. He is returning to the outside world after 10 days of safety within the confines of his house and garden. Days of not needing to build…

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How can I teach my kids to embrace diversity? – Parenting Twins Article

Children are not born to hate. Hatred and intolerance are learned by US, their parents, our family, and our homes. Read that again and let it sink in. I did, and well, I will be honest, I am not proud of some of the “work” that I have already done. Teaching our children about people’s differences can be extremely uncomfortable but strongly necessary. If our kids have any chance of living in this ever changing and diverse world, it is OUR…

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I speak proper – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

These little beauties seemingly flower earlier every year. When we first moved here the snowdrops flowered mid February. These guys flowered mid March and the Daffodils arrived during April. I guess my Dad would have said something like ‘blimey I’ve only just planted me Goosegogs‘. Goosegogs is Yorkshire for Gooseberries. Once a week we have school bagmageddon. Poor bairn (kid) is packed off lugging (carrying) two bursting at the seams bags. I wish someone would invent a Dr Who Tardis…

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End Game – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

The way forward is shrouded in mist but a clear route is emerging. As we move into the second week of the Year 8 exams we have a clear state of play emerging. Son is trying his hardest, school clearly is not. Son again was upset this weekend as he clearly thought that school sees him as not very bright and a failure. He found out that he came third bottom in his Drama exam. Well was that surprising when…

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Preschool Readiness and The Importance of Play-Based Learning – Parents Article

When working with parents, I am often asked: “Is my toddler ‘ready’ for a preschool?” The next question that follows is: “Will it help or hurt my child in any way?” Every child is different, but research into early childhood shows that even a few hours a week in an intentionally prepared environment with age-based peers can help build the skills that children will need to be successful. Some parents find it overwhelming to pick a preschool or child center.…

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Two quotes – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

“I AM DIFFERENT NOT LESS” – Dr Temple Grandin Another week we dust ourselves down and go again. Although the route is still shrouded in mist and we face countless dead ends – we must keep going. If not for me but for our son. A session with a new health professional. Always a good sign when she does not ask me what I want, she asks our son. The health professional is going to contact school to see what…

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Best Kids Books | Best Children’s Books – Parents Article

Whether you are busy planning your family’s 2020 goals, hibernating inside away from the cold, or spending time with family and friends, BookTrust, the UK’s largest children’s reading charity has put together a list of must-read children’s books as we head into the New Year. Emily Drabble, Head of Children’s Book commented, “The New Year is always a great time to create new routines and set some goals for the whole family. It’s so important to keep reading top of…

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O Levels Results out on 13 Jan 2 pm | The Wacky Duo – Parents Article

It’s official! GCE O- Level Examination results will be released on Monday, 13 Jan 2020. Students can obtain their results from their respective schools from 2 pm on that date. Private candidates will be notified by post, the results will be mailed on 13 Jan 2020 on the address provided by the candidates during registration. Private candidates with Singpass can obtain their results via Examination Results Release System (iERRS) on www.seab.gov.sg from 2 pm 13 Jan 2020. What happens after…

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Flick the switch – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

Ans so the transition begins. A transition from a happy and relaxed boy to one wracked with doubt and anxiety. School starts to flick the switch again. How many kids are going through this experience. Far Too Many. Here the school prison gates open on Monday. Son’s words not mine. So on this glorious winters day he tries to wade through the homework which was dished out before Christmas. He spent an hour trying to sketch a mirror image of…

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Waiting – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

Every morning we get a scene from Hitchcock’s Birds. Hordes of feathered friends waiting for the me to get my act together. Come on it’s about time we got breakfast. Just remember what happened in The Birds. No cute Angry Birds here…. We watched Angry Birds 2 a few nights back. It’s very funny. Red and Big Terrence are my new role models. The Birds in the Hitchcock movie are just a bit too Deadpool for my liking. Everyday the…

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