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Wait And See: Taking A Two-Year-Old To The Movies

My daughter has every reason to feel at home in the cinema. Throughout my pregnancy I had to attend reels of film screenings for my work as an entertainment reporter - some brilliant, some not so enjoyable. Early on she bounced around inside my belly as she was bombarded by crashes and explosions from big …

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Awards Season 2018 – Oscar Nominations for Toddlers

Awards season has a very serious tone to it this year, and all for the right reasons.  But while Nursery Whines fully supports the #TimesUp movement, there is no harm in a little light relief And so we come to the Toddler Oscars.  These little divas put their heart and soul into providing attention-grabbing performances …

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Parenting Habits to Quit in the New Year

Like so many parents, I started out with great ambitions of healthy living, educational recreation and firm-but-fair discipline. Ha! I have fought and lost many battles against my daughter in the last two years and gradually she has ground me down, trampling all-over my rules and routines. Looking back over  2017 it is not immediately …

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The Devil Wears A Duck Jumper

Personal Assistant Vacancy For Toddler Seeking an experienced and efficient aide who is prepared for anything in this demanding role. You will be answering directly to a fearless dictator whose fashion tastes and ideals are extremely particular, verging on the preposterous. Assistance in dressing is required, but anticipate your suggestions being constantly tested and challenged.  …

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10 Suggested Additions To The ASQ 24 Month Developmental Check

Any parent who has bothered to read the questionnaire for their child's 24 month developmental check, will have found themselves baffled by series of hoops through which their toddler is expected to jump in order to satisfy the Health Visitor. Not metaphorical hoops. Literal ones. Confronted by questions such as, 'After a raisin is dropped …

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