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Posts from the ‘Child(ren)’ Category

“I was abused as a teenager and am afraid of telling anyone”

16th October 2013

Dr Petra

TweetThis post discusses childhood sexual abuse and may be triggering or upsetting. The link problem/reply linked to in the following…



23 December Here We Come A Wassailing

23rd December 2012

Dr Petra

TweetIf you are celebrating Christmas hopefully by now you’re nearly ready for the big day and are looking forward to…



6 December Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer

6th December 2012

Dr Petra

TweetEvery day throughout Advent I’m asking you to think about donating your money or skills (or both) to Hesperian Health…



3 December Fairytale of New York

3rd December 2012

Dr Petra

TweetThree days into December and maybe you’re thinking it’s time to sort out those Christmas or Hanukkah gifts. But what…



What makes a baby?

21st February 2012

Dr Petra

TweetAbout this time last year I was in the queue at the supermarket. It was a busy afternoon. The ideal…



Responding to Channel 4 on The Joy of Teen Sex

27th June 2011

Dr Petra

TweetYou may remember earlier in the year Channel 4 ran a new series called The Joy of Teen Sex (JOTS)….



Unpacking the Bailey Review on Commercialisation and Sexualisation of Childhood

6th June 2011

Dr Petra

TweetToday sees the launch of the Bailey Review of the Commercialisation and Sexualisation of Childhood. A copy of the report…



‘Porn Block’ – a realistic proposal from the UK government?

20th December 2010

Dr Petra

This is a somewhat lengthy post, tackling a range of issues thrown up by the proposal to restrict access to online porn



Smile, you’re on my phone’s camera!

17th August 2010

Dr Petra

TweetThis post is based on a true story. I’ve altered identifying details, but the events described are real. I wrote…



What do you call yours?

24th July 2005

Dr Petra

TweetI get a lot out of reading other people’s advice columns – and usually they teach me a lot personally…