The photographer was an insensitive clod. Photographers who work with children need to be able to work with children - it doesn't matter how talented they are, if they can't relate to children they shouldn't be working with them. I'm sure the school would rather know about this incident to avoid other children being offended in the future.
At the living room table or, if that's not convenient, in my office.
5. Any helpful hints to a newbie?
Ensure there are no distractions, no TV for instance and no noisy presences in the room. If the child gets stuck and really doesn't "get" something even after help (we have a notebook that the teacher uses to communicate with us and vice versa so we note down in it where the child had a problem).View Thread
There is most certainly a trend towards having children later in life in Europe. depending on the country the age at which women are having their first child is between 28 and 30.
As for generally having babies later, I think we have forgotten that our grandmothers and earlier generations were all still having children in their late 30s and 40s because they did not have the contraceptive methods we have now. We still haven't reached the number of "late babes" that there were before the pill (and contraceptive awareness) arrived ...View Thread
The dryer isn't dicey - you wash the toys and put them through the dryer for as long as it takes (the advice comes from a friend who is a respiratorty therapist - he said it's great for dust mites and allergies too ).View Thread
Don't put it quite so bluntly. Don't make HIM the reason you're saying 'no'. Tell his mother quite simply that he was not invited. If she persists, point out that he is not in the age group concerned and if all else fails tell her you are having a birthday party for children that your daughter hand picked and that it would be rude to impose anyone else.
What is a birthday party if you can't invite who you like? I reckon you can do something good with that argument View Thread
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