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Holly Seddon
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Holly Seddon

Kent, UK
I'm Editor-in-chief of Quib.ly but when I'm not editing work from our brilliant team of writers or writing about all the awesome opportunities our kids have today, I'm doing one of the following: 1. General mum stuff (I have three kids aged 11, 10 and five). 2. Attempting to move from being a slow to a medium-slow runner. 3. Drinking gin and eating burritos. Before Quib.ly I was a writer, editor and community manager for a wide range of websites and publications.

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17Feb

Is technology making parents lazy?

17Feb

What's the deal with nanoprinting?

14Feb

The British Government has deemed 2014 as the Year of Code to get more ...

14Feb

Will the Year of Code be good for your children?

14Feb

Words. These magical things create gateways into new dimensions, reveal the hidden recesses of life on Earth and take us all on extraordinary ...

14Feb

How to write a novel with your child

14Feb
With this Facebook notification I thee wed

No Tom, no you're not the only one to cry 'weirdness'.

14Feb

It's the most romantic time of the year (if you still believe in that stuff ), but Valentine's ...

14Feb

With this Facebook notification I thee wed

14Feb
How can we teach kids not to drop litter?

I completely agree with everything you've said :(

14Feb

Holly, I think I'm more saddened than surprised by what you've written. The most obvious answer to the headline question about how we can teach kids ...

13Feb

No, children's music should come from a wide range of styles and use a variety of instruments. **Here are 5 Reasons Children Should Be Exposed to ...

13Feb

Assuming they can afford to buy a car, tax it, insure it and pay for its upkeep in 10 years or more, your child could help fuel a ...

13Feb
Over 100 UK schools have signed up to bridge their digital gap

We re delighted to say that over 100 schools have now signed up to take the

13Feb

Over 100 UK schools have signed up to bridge their digital gap

13Feb
Parents, do you regret your education or career choices?

I can relate to a lot of this. I had my first child at 21 and have been very gradually doing a degree through Open University. I'm not sure which ...

13Feb

I totally have regrets about my education - but I also feel that my parents played a huge part in it. I was never encouraged to go to University, ...

13Feb

Parents, do you regret your education or career choices?

Q: Over 100 UK schools have signed up to bridge their digital gap

A: We re delighted to say that over 100 schools have now signed up to take the Mind the Gap challenge and become a Digitally Inclusive school. Quibly ...

3 years ago

Q: Two free guides to keep kids safe plus hear us on Safer Internet Day Radio!

A: We have put together two free guides to celebrate Safer Internet Day and help manage the challenges our children face, while they explore all the ...

3 years ago

Q: Is television as bad as everyone says?

A: I'm with you and Suzanne, it's all about enriching experiences and moderation. A lot of the children's TV produced by the BBC, for example, is ...

3 years ago

Q: Three kids bring a water-logged phone back to life

A: It's not even funny how often people drop their phones in puddles, in amongst the washing up, or even - gawd help us - down the loo. For just such ...

3 years ago

Q: Best Young Adult fiction writers to buy for tweens and teens?

A: Received some great suggestions on Twitter: Rainbow Rowell, Lucy Christopher, Natasha Ngan, Carmen Reid and Lynn Weingarten.

3 years ago

Q: Can we cook our way out of the obesity crisis?

A: It's a cliché but it's true. If I cook _with _the kids, they'll eat whatever they've/we've made. I'm lucky (and also I do take some responsibility!) ...

3 years ago

Q: What would our children do if social media disappear?

A: They'd be fine. They'd be a bit bored during the transition between having social media and Gmail, and not having it (though to be honest, only my ...

3 years ago

Q: This full-size Lego car is the coolest thing you'll see all day

A: Genius is a word bandied around too easily. But Raul Oaida, a 20-year-old from Romania is 100% a LEGO genius. Along with Steve Sammartino, an ...

3 years ago

Q: Study The Simpsons to get an A in maths

A: Thanks to a writing team of geeks, maths PhDs and number wonks, The Simpsons is chock-loaded with mathematical jokes. In fact, if maths is a struggle ...

3 years ago

Q: What is our real choice: to go for a walk with the child or let him or her to play computer games or to watch TV in our free time?

A: I completely agree with Francesco. My kids have almost unfettered access to devices and the family TV. That's because they do all sorts of other ...

3 years ago

Q: What have the robots ever done for us?

A: They've taken everything we had, not just from us, from our fathers and from our fathers' fathers. And what have they ever given us in return? ...

3 years ago

Q: Want to be happy? This kid nails it

A: Does this sound familiar? Go to school Go to college Get a job Get married Boom, then you ll be happy. Right? As Logan LaPlante, 13, says in this ...

3 years ago

Q: Watch a kid assemble a computer in minutes

A: Since its launch in 2012, the Raspberry Pi stole our hearts at Quibly, captured our community s imagination and sparked a renewed love of DIY ...

3 years ago

Q: What Raspberry Pi 'How to' or instruction books would you recommend?

A: My son has Programming the Raspberry Pi (Getting Started with Python) by Simon Monk. It's pretty heavy weather (son is a brainbox 11-year-old) so not ...

3 years ago

Q: Should we wait to buy big presents in January?

A: I think Kelly makes a really good point. But I could never do it! I LOVE Christmas, I LOVE Christmas Day and watching the kids open the presents I've ...

3 years ago

Q: How do you find out what your child wants for Christmas?

A: I ask really obvious searching questions(!). I've tried to encourage them to write Christmas lists, but only my daughter (12) did and all it said was ...

3 years ago

Q: Should I buy a Christmas present for my newborn baby?

A: She won't remember it, but you will, so really the answer is that it depends on you. We bought a few bits for our babies on their first Christmasses ...

3 years ago

Q: What Are The Best Yoga Apps for Children (Ages 4 to 9)?

A: My Little Yoga (iOS and Android) and offers 10 simple poses for children and adults to do together: **** ...

3 years ago

What's the point of my reputation points?

Quibly's a community of parents, and while we can see your bio and who you are, members also want to know how much you do in the community. Your reputation score on Quibly is your street cred, it's what you can use to see how important someone is to your fellow parents on Quibly.

How you can build a rep on quibly?

Let's get this clear - having a Quibly reputation is a good thing. We give you points for all the amazing things you do. Questions, Answers, Upvotes, and all those other little things you all do to make Quibly awesome are all taken into account.

Careful though your score depends on how often you help other parents out, so keep an eye out for any questions you can give good answers to and don't forget to upvote anyone else's excellent answers.

So, how we assign reputation points you ask? Simple, at the end of each day, we look at your activity and do some basic math to come up with your total score. Here is how the point system works:

  • 10 pts for every question you ask (we want you to start conversations)
  • 10 pts for every new follower to your question (and we reward good questions!)
  • 10 pts for each of your answers (we want to know your opinion)
  • 20 pts for each up vote to your answer (up votes keep good quality answers on top)
  • 40 pts if the person who asked the question up votes your answer
  • 10 pts for every new follower

Got it? So let's get to it.