What to do if your child wants a tongue piercing and Lembit Opik on being an older parent! Episode 17 of The Sue Atkins Parenting Show.

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Episode 17

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Topic 1 What to do if your child wants a tongue piercing

Question > Hi Sue, my daughter is desperate to babysit & earn some money as she is saving up to buy a camera. What age do you think is OK and what training does she need to have?’ Millie McDonald from Edinburgh

Article > 18 Top Tips To Prepare Your Teen to Babysit

Sue’s product >  Navigating the choppy waters of the teenage years


 Topic 2 Lembit Opik on becoming a father at 52

Question ‘Dear Sue, I’ve been feeling worried as at Play Group the other mums seem to be always talking about ‘what their kids can do now’ – and one said ‘Oh isn’t Freddie on a beaker yet?’ which made me feel worried and stupid. What are the milestones my son should be achieving? Thanks Sue’ Claire Colman from Peckham London

Article I am’ ……. The amazing, ages & stages of being a child.

The Important Milestones of Human Development: From Birth to 5 Years – ages and stages

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