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NHS Trust Tells Parents To Stop Calling Children’s Body Parts ‘Willy’ And ‘Front Bottom’ And To ‘Tell It Like It Is’

Parents have been advised not to call children’s body parts nicknames, such as “willy” or “front bottom”, and use the official words instead. NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) stated on its website that using a variety of words to refer to the penis or vulva can be “really confusing for children”. The NHS trust’s sexual…

Mums And Dads Invited To Contribute New Parenting Words To The Oxford English Dictionary

Parents around the UK are being invited to contribute to the Oxford English Dictionary’s (OED) research into the language of parenting.  Users of the parenting site Mumsnet, will have the opportunity to tell the OED, on a forum, about parenting terms they regularly use. Editors hope that this will help them to improve the dictionary’s…

Mum Shares Her Experience Of Telling Kids She And Their Dad Were Divorcing Because He Is Gay

A popular parenting blogger decided to share her experience of telling her kids that she and her husband are divorcing because he’s gay. Jill Smokler, founder of the ‘Scary Mommy’ website, took to her Facebook page to tell her 30,000 followers that she is getting a divorce after 17 years of marriage.  “Yesterday, Jeff and…

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