The Election – Children’s Book Review

By Jasmine Stephens, Family Editor The General Election is only a few weeks away and the questions from my three children are starting to come; Why is everyone going on about 'Parties'? What is that poster in next door's window? Who are those people arguing on the telly?! I was just going to stick them in front of the TV debates and let them learn about politics the hard way, but that seems increasingly unlikely. And if they do happen,...

Let’s brush up on gender-stereotyping children

By Jasmine Stephens, Family Editor Yesterday I took my three children to the dentist expecting to learn a thing or two about brushing techniques, but instead we came out having taught the dentist a lesson in gender-stereotyping. I’m quite proud to say that over the years I must have done a pretty good job of hiding my dentophobia as my kids love going to the dentist. It would appear that the top three dental lures to under-7s are in bronze medal...

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