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Anthony Flower

Anthony Flower

Christchurch, GB
I'm a homeschooling father of three amazing kids. I'm based on the south coast of the UK and work in web development.

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Father of three & web developer
www.differo.co.uk

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  • Questions 1
  • Answers 31
  • Followers 4
  • Follows 0
  • Votes given 12
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08Jan
Is it better to buy a standard tablet or a kid-friendly version?

We have a number of iPads but also were given a LeapPad Ultra for Christmas from Santa. The LeapPad is sturdy and works 'ok' but compared to an iPad ...

25Nov
Are cockroaches the hot new toy this Christmas?

I read about this a couple of weeks ago, what a horrible idea and a terrible thing to teach children. We teach our children to respect all life, from ...

25Nov
Would you buy an Apple TV for your family?

I was going to answer but apparently we have exactly the same home life.......

25Nov

Yes. In fact, we have two. The first one was the first model to come out, I bought it for my husband for his birthday or Christmas (can't remember!) ...

18Nov
What effect does homeschooling have on college admissions?

A really simple answer to this, speak to some colleges. You haven't said what country you're in but we're in the UK. College / University is a long ...

29Oct
Which are the best free emails for children aged 11?

My daughter is seven and has an email address she uses to talk to family who do not live close by. The email is on a personal domain and is through ...

17Oct
What one change would you make to improve your family life?

We already have him, he's a German Shepherd, called Hank. Just waiting on his vaccinations before we can start our walks. Second jab and ...

17Oct
What would we tell our teenage selves?

That would be one long conversation! Might need to write me a book, so I remember everything I tell me. Three things stand out though: I think the ...

17Oct
Is it OK to submit homework in digital format?

As others have said this is 100% down to the teacher, they need to be asked first. You could find them praising the ingenuity and enjoying the ...

17Oct
Which tablet is best for primary school aged children?

We have two iPads and a Kindle Fire, we actually won the Kindle otherwise we wouldn't have bought it. What I like about the iPad is that it's very ...

17Oct
What one change would you make to improve your family life?

Although not through this initiative, we recently made a big change to our family. We decided to get a puppy! The agreement is that we walk him, as a ...

29Jul
Will the Chromecast change the way we watch TV and video?

I think if you have Android devices and want to stream from them it's awesome and the price is insane. We're an Apple family so have been doing this ...

29Jul
Why do I need to disappear with my tablet?

I'm a little shocked by this part of the study mentioned by Tamsin: "Most of the parents interviewed said that they only took around an hour or less ...

05Jun

Great question. I believe iPad and other touch devices used by children should be evaluated by their content. They should be faced the same way other ...

05Jun

The celebrity thing is troubling, and some experts are saying any screen time for kids under 2 is bad, but we shouldn't forget that IPads and other ...

05Jun

I don't really mind either way as long as the app is a good app. I will buy an app on it's own merits. I also buy on entertainment quality as I don't ...

19May
My 3-year-old keeps asking me 'why'. How can I answer all his questions?

This is great and definitely something to encourage. For now all you can do is keep trying to answer, even if they don't really get it. As they get ...

18May

I'd rather give them a bracelet with geo-tracking... and/or one that would sound an alarm if they go to far away from me (for parks/fairs etc.).

Q: Is it better to buy a standard tablet or a kid-friendly version?

A: We have a number of iPads but also were given a LeapPad Ultra for Christmas from Santa. The LeapPad is sturdy and works 'ok' but compared to an iPad ...

3 years ago

Q: Are cockroaches the hot new toy this Christmas?

A: I read about this a couple of weeks ago, what a horrible idea and a terrible thing to teach children. We teach our children to respect all life, from ...

3 years ago

Q: What effect does homeschooling have on college admissions?

A: A really simple answer to this, speak to some colleges. You haven't said what country you're in but we're in the UK. College / University is a long ...

3 years ago

Q: Which are the best free emails for children aged 11?

A: My daughter is seven and has an email address she uses to talk to family who do not live close by. The email is on a personal domain and is through ...

3 years ago

Q: What would we tell our teenage selves?

A: That would be one long conversation! Might need to write me a book, so I remember everything I tell me. Three things stand out though: I think the ...

3 years ago

Q: Is it OK to submit homework in digital format?

A: As others have said this is 100% down to the teacher, they need to be asked first. You could find them praising the ingenuity and enjoying the ...

3 years ago

Q: Which tablet is best for primary school aged children?

A: We have two iPads and a Kindle Fire, we actually won the Kindle otherwise we wouldn't have bought it. What I like about the iPad is that it's very ...

3 years ago

Q: What one change would you make to improve your family life?

A: Although not through this initiative, we recently made a big change to our family. We decided to get a puppy! The agreement is that we walk him, as a ...

3 years ago

Q: Will the Chromecast change the way we watch TV and video?

A: I think if you have Android devices and want to stream from them it's awesome and the price is insane. We're an Apple family so have been doing this ...

3 years ago

Q: Why do I need to disappear with my tablet?

A: I'm a little shocked by this part of the study mentioned by Tamsin: "Most of the parents interviewed said that they only took around an hour or less ...

3 years ago

Q: My 3-year-old keeps asking me 'why'. How can I answer all his questions?

A: This is great and definitely something to encourage. For now all you can do is keep trying to answer, even if they don't really get it. As they get ...

3 years ago

Q: Will there come a time when its acceptable for parents to Microchip their kids?

A: I asked a question on here a while back about Geo Tagging children and didn't get much of a response. I kind of get the impression I'm in the ...

3 years ago

Q: What is the right amount of pocket money for a 10-year-old?

A: My almost 7 year old gets £1 a week. She likes to save it up and buy a toy on Amazon. The first time she saved about £10 she decided to spend the lot ...

3 years ago

Q: Why is kik 17+?

A: Apple are extremely cautious with age ratings, you'll notice web browsers (like Google Chrome) are also rated 17+ on the store. The reason is because ...

3 years ago

Q: Is Family Leaf a good, private, more secure alternative social media site for family specific sharing?

A: To play Devil's advocate for a moment, I'm not really seeing the point. We have a private group on Facebook just for family, in it we share status ...

3 years ago

Q: How can we improve reading habits in children?

A: There's been some great suggestions and I 100% agree that reading is obviously a vital skill. I just wanted to add though that I'm slightly dyslexic, ...

3 years ago

Q: Would you buy a Facebook phone?

A: Well Facebook Home was unveiled and it wasn't a phone in the end but an app for Android that essentially becomes the OS (from the user perspective) ...

3 years ago

Q: Facebook confession pages: Should we be alarmed?

A: About 10 years ago I ran one of the very first 'confession' websites, back then it was fairly wholesome stuff, nothing too outrageous. There were ...

3 years ago

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