Parenting, Family and Education

 

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Patricia Carswell has a particular interest in family and parenting issues. She has two teenage sons so can write about teenagers with some authority, though is equally happy to tackle baby and toddler subjects.

Patricia also writes about education and has covered topics such as home education and sport in schools.


 



Freelance journalist Patricia Carswell writes for The National

Too much children's information online

In the past week I’ve been treated to details of one child’s bowel movements, another’s fear of social situations and a third’s deteriorating manners. There’s nothing unusual in this – except that I have never met these children. Read more...

Freelance journalist Patricia Carswell writes for The National

Parental guidance: how much is too much?

It started with a bit of scissor-work. I was just helping with the dangerous bits, I said, as I began to help with my son’s art project – a distinctly home-made-looking cardboard castle. The allure of glitter and glue was too much for me, though. Read more...

Freelance journalist Patricia Carswell writes for The National

How to make sure your children are safe swimmers in the UAE

As temperatures start to rise, there's nothing as tempting as the thought of a dip in the sea or the pool. Yet as a number of recent drownings have demonstrated, water can be dangerous, and parents need to be aware of the risks to their children. Read more...

Freelance journalist Patricia Carswell writes for The National

A bid for keeping children safe online

Up in her bedroom, a teenage girl is chatting away to a new friend on the laptop her parents gave her for her birthday. They assume that she is just talking to school friends, but the boy she is messaging - who has told her he is 16 - is, unbeknown to her, a paedophile in his 30s.
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 Freelance Journalist Patricia Carswell
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