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Your Turn!

Nikky

Okay, summer is over, the nights are drawing in and rain and boredom can strike at any time, so I’d like to embrace the un-trendy and give a shout out to board games.

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Time Travel

Nikky

It can be difficult for us grown-ups to understand how differently time is perceived by a toddler, a child, or even a teenager.

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Child Power

Nikky

Last year, the Guardian newspaper held an experiment where several families gave up the rules laid down by parents, and handed the power over to the children.

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Letting Modesty Prevail

Nikky

Fashion is a slippery master. It pervades almost every aspect of our lives, not just music and clothes, but attitudes, values and personality traits. These days the tenet that ‘you can achieve anything if you want it enough’ is all pervasive. Similarly I see a trend towards ‘loving yourself’ gathering momentum. Less in favour are the not-so-thrusty attributes of modesty and humility.

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Do What I Say

Nikky

Last year, Amazon released the Echo Dot Kids Edition, which is apparently more able to decipher the way that young children speak.

For some time now I’ve been pondering the effect that getting used to barking orders at our devices will have on us.

“Siri, what’s the weather like in Edinburgh?” 

“Alexa, phone Dad.”

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