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Curious Kids – How Do We Smell?

  How do we smell? – Audrey, age 6, Brisbane. Audrey, you have asked a question that humans have wondered about for centuries. And it’s only...

This One Thing Could Transform The Life Of Your Teenage Daughter

“Time to get up,” I shouted up the stairs to my teenage daughter. “Remember you said you had that assignment to finish today.” There...
Why 14 Is A Dangerous Age

Why 14 Is A Dangerous Age

Teenage behaviour often mystifies us. We wonder why they’re drawn to activities and behaviour we consider risky and dangerous – even though, as parents,...
child hunger

Food Poverty: Agony Of Hunger The Norm For Many Children In The UK

Back in the year 2000, as a newly qualified sociologist fresh out of my PhD, I decided to interview my grandparents. Now aged 87...

Curious Kids: Why Can’t We Tickle Ourselves?

Why can’t we tickle ourselves? – Florence, aged 12, Cambridgeshire, UK. Thanks for the question, Florence. The short answer is, we humans can’t tickle ourselves...
Miller-Dieker Syndrome

I Started To Grieve The Day My Little Girl Was Born – Because I...

I was given 444 days to prepare for the worst day of my life. Fourteen months and 17 days of knowing, waiting, wondering and...

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