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Patrick Wrightson

Patrick Wrightson
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Patrick Wrightson moved to New Zealand to marry the love of his life. He now has two children, four dogs and two horses, and combines a love of words and pictures to make a living as a freelancer. He agrees with Rudyard Kipling – that words are the most powerful drug used by mankind.

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Why It’s So Hard To Let Go Of Those Childhood Souvenirs

In the bottom of my nine-year-old son's chest of drawers nestles a tiny pair of newborn-size bootees. He doesn't need them, of course - not now...
phones for kids

Kids And Mobiles – When Should You Say ‘Yes’ To A Phone?

As parents, we’re aware that much of child-raising is trial and error. We rely on our own beliefs and experiences. We talk to friends...

How Roald Dahl Won The Anti-Vaxxing Argument More Than 30 Years Ago

He’s better known to most parents as the author of such childhood favourites as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr Fox, and The...
Holidays With Kids

Are Holidays With Kids Really Worth The Hassle?

School’s out for summer, and with it comes front page news of a country gripped by travel chaos as the UK jets off for...

6 Ways To Optimize A Nursery For Sleep

When you first find out you are pregnant, it can be so much fun - minus the morning sickness, of course. You begin thinking...

? Why Children Ask ‘Why?’ And What Makes A Good Explanation

When I was about four years old, I asked my mother one of my first ‘Why?’ questions: ‘Mom, why does Pippo live underwater?’ Mom...

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