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Re: Screen time and young children

I’m inclined to agree with BP1. There is a middle ground here. You don’t want him to be that kid that wasn’t allowed to watch tv when we were young. But I hear the other side to the argument that he’s only 6.5. Do you think you could reason with him that he’s only allowed 30 mins a day? I read a goo...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 16
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:46 am


How rude!
How old are these girls?
And is your friend the sort of parent who can’t say no?
Should be quite easy to justify by the fact you aren’t inviting your daughter’s boyfriend.
Have a lovely holiday - hopefully at worst you’ll have a sulky teenager for the first few days.
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Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:07 am

Re: Ear Piercing - Tips ?

I would like advice on this too. Heard bad things about Claire’s.
Replies: 12
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:52 am

Re: Holidays for single parents

Kids are very resilient - we like to think they’d miss us but give them a pool and I’m sure they’ll be happy. It sounds like you’re more worried about you, which is quite understandable. I would definitely take someone with you (nothing worse than being somewhere new on your own if you’re feeling do...
Replies: 7
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:49 am

Re: dishonest about bursary application

Tricky one but I agree with dudette. If you value your friendship with this family, I would stay out of it (if not, then make an anonymous phone call). Be prepared for some tongue-biting moments in the future though if they start talking about the achievements of their son - he must be bright to hav...
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Replies: 19
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:35 am

Re: Do fee paying schools offer help if you get into financial difficulty

Bursaries are also only given to super bright kids (not saying yours aren’t). There has to be some return (A*s) for the school. Friends of mine didn’t realise this and put their child through the pain of tutoring and exams with no real chance of being able to afford it if they got a place. Not fair ...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 13
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:44 am

Re: Sister in law has asked if my teenage niece can lodge with us

As one poster said, it totally depends on what sort of person she is. If she’s kind and considerate then it could be a lovely experience for you all. If you’ve seen a wild side already then I’d think very carefully... Also you’d hope that she’d behave more considerately for you than she would for he...
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Replies: 16
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:19 am

Re: Recommendation Needed: TTC, Over 40, Low AMH

Hi This was a while ago so things may have changed, and also I was in my mid thirties with unexplained fertility issues, but.... We tried the Lister first. I would not recommend the experience we had there - we felt like we were on a conveyor belt and shoved through a standard process with no person...
Replies: 8
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:02 am

Re: Friend wants to bring another family friend on our holiday

Grrrr how annoying. And as one poster said, she won’t have a clue what’s she’s done as she’s in the other camp. And if you mention any of the points above (bedrooms, kids being tired etc.) you’ll look petty. The two nights thing is a good idea (although not sure how practical it is getting an Americ...
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Replies: 8
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:20 am

Re: Career Coach - recommendations ?

My friend Cath is an ex barrister and is brilliant.
She’s based in Manchester but has meetings over Skype for clients who can’t get to her.
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Tue May 28, 2019 9:06 am

Re: Equity release - bit grumpy brother is suggesting it

Is there any need to be so horrible on this thread - she only asked for advice.
Replies: 10
Thu May 16, 2019 8:08 am


I’m sure nutrition plays a huge part but the mini pill sorted me out straight away. Headaches disappeared instantly. Although not having had a period for years now, I have no idea what happens as you head towards the menopause :shock:
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Replies: 6
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:43 am

Re: Cyclist single mum recalls terrifying moment she thought she was going to die during crash with Tesco lorry in Claph

I don’t want to deflect from the horrible plight of this poor lady, but well-said Janee.
It seems to me that cyclists want to treated as vehicles when it suits them and pedestrians when it doesn’t.
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 23
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:48 pm