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Having children is about having more life, not less

Something I wrote for the Associated Press, in time for Father’s Day When I revealed that my wife was pregnant I didn’t expect to be told, “Well done!”. Of course I expected congratulations, but for becoming a father. Not for … Continue reading

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#OpenMinday – Spanking, and parenting @RealDoctorStu @KateKatharina @lizfraser1 @cherrymum1972 @NigelNelson

What is Open Minday? I loathe TV soaps. But despite this, I can’t ignore the fact that one scene in Coronation Street, of a man smacking a child, is enough to trigger debate about a worthwhile topic in an admirable … Continue reading

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The etiquette of eating shit

In life, sooner or later, you’re going to have to eat shit. And it really ought to be your own. This is one of the first lessons we should teach our children. Okay. Maybe one of the second lessons, after … Continue reading

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#OpenMinday – Three Men and a Baby and the capacity of all men @TheRealNimoy @_TomSelleck @TedDanson1947

The song over the opening titles of Three Men and a Baby (“Boys will be boys, bad boys, bad boys, nothing but trouble”) hints that you’re about to watch a film about overgrown boys struggling to grow up and face … Continue reading

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Over the Christmas break I had a great opportunity to talk with my dad-in-law about being a father. With our own baby expected in July or August, I’ve gone through a lot of feeling and thinking in just a couple … Continue reading

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A couple of days ago I was practicing bowling in the park. We’ve just moved out to a perfect village, complete with proper village pubs, an incredible village hall and – best of all – a carefully tended village league … Continue reading

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