Category: Children

It took catching Covid to get my children out of my bed, but I can finally sleep again | Emma Brockes

After seven years of sleeping together, this bonding exercise was difficult to stop, and now I’m glad we’ve made the break It began, as so many things do, as a result of sheer laziness. From the ages of zero to walking age, my children went to sleep in their cots and stayed there for most…
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It took catching Covid to get my children out of my bed, but I can finally sleep again | Emma Brockes

After seven years of sleeping together, this bonding exercise was difficult to stop, and now I’m glad we’ve made the break It began, as so many things do, as a result of sheer laziness. From the ages of zero to walking age, my children went to sleep in their cots and stayed there for most…
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It took catching Covid to get my children out of my bed, but I can finally sleep again | Emma Brockes

After seven years of sleeping together, this bonding exercise was difficult to stop, and now I’m glad we’ve made the break It began, as so many things do, as a result of sheer laziness. From the ages of zero to walking age, my children went to sleep in their cots and stayed there for most…
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Allowing babies in the Commons would humanise it | Letters

Rachel Phipps says we need to create a society where mothers with babies are welcomed, not excluded. Plus letters from Martin Cooper and Jack Winter I am 64 and have six children. I am upset but not surprised by the decision to exclude women with babies from parliamentary debates (MPs should not bring babies into…
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Negativity is hampering children’s homes’ ability to provide good care | Letter

Excessive focus on normal safeguarding processes is compounding the shortage of residential childcare capacity, writes Peter Sandiford I write on behalf of the Independent Children’s Homes Association, whose members include local authorities, charities and for-profit providers, in response to your report (Serious incidents more common in for-profit children’s homes in England, 28 June). Demand for…
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