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Siobhan O'Neill
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Siobhan O'Neill


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Freelance journo and mum of 2

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  • Questions 1
  • Answers 36
  • Followers 7
  • Follows 0
  • Votes given 21
  • Votes received 64
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20Dec
Do kids need expensive experiences to enjoy Christmas?

Last half term I began to worry that we weren t being very good parents. My Facebook timeline was filling up with friends taking their ...

14Nov
Do techy children lack common sense?

Do you ever get frustrated at your child’s seeming lack of common sense? I imagine it’s a universal parental experience. But a recent study claimed ...

27Oct
Should I be worried about the fingerprint payment system at my kid’s school?

Now that is a genuinely scary thought and I hope I would teach my kids to always question their rights and what personal information someone is ...

27Oct

Agreed, it is a good way of administering payment for meals, and can encourage healthy eating (I can see what my son orders now he's at secondary ...

27Oct
Should I be worried about the fingerprint payment system at my kid’s school?

Because the fingerprint itself is unnecessary to the equation. They read key points on the fingerprint and turn that into a unique identifying number ...

25Oct
Should I be worried about the fingerprint payment system at my kid’s school?

The fingerprints are not retained. As the guy at Wedderburn says, the fingerprint is instantly turned into data and a unique number and the ...

22Oct
Should I be worried about the fingerprint payment system at my kid’s school?

In 2010 the British coalition government scrapped the unpopular identity card scheme saying their decision was due to their 'commitment to restore ...

15Sep

I am an only child and I never had problems with communication. Being an only child actually made me appreciate friendships, because I didn't have ...

14Sep
Why is TV aimed at girls so lame?

Yes! It really does. My kids' viewing isn't much above the level of CBeebies but even there it bugs me how it's all Postman Pat, Fireman Sam, Roary ...

14Sep
Are only children at a social disadvantage?

I am an only child and my mum would say no. She used to get annoyed that when other children came to play they were far more grabby of my toys and ...

09Sep

There are times when you have to raise your voice. With my eldest I intentionally shouted when he undid his seat belt in the car while we were ...

09Sep

I don't shout at the kids and because of that my girlfriend feels that I am the more patient parent. That is bull. I don't shout because I am not ...

05Sep
Should we demand better school dinners for our children?

If you can remember back to the _start_ of the school holidays when the carefree abandon of a life without the prospect of buying new school shoes ...

05Sep
If I shout, have I screwed up as a parent?

Aw. It's horrid when it all goes wrong and you feel like you've messed up. Big hugs to you. But I think we all have a tendency to remember the ...

04Sep
If I shout, have I screwed up as a parent?

Thank you. :)

04Sep
What is the right age to start giving allowance to kids?

I don't think there can be a right age. It's what's right for you and your family. I guess there is a difference between an allowance and pocket ...

04Sep
If I shout, have I screwed up as a parent?

No, you are being a human. Look, it's never ideal, is it, but believe me I have gone puce with rage yelling at slow and uncooperative kids who are ...

04Sep
Does childcare help pre-schoolers learn social skills?

I think so. My young daughter also went into child care from a similar age for a few hours a couple of days a week so I could get some work done. I ...

Q: Do kids need expensive experiences to enjoy Christmas?

A: Last half term I began to worry that we weren t being very good parents. My Facebook timeline was filling up with friends taking their kids to Madame ...

3 years ago

Q: Do techy children lack common sense?

A: Do you ever get frustrated at your child’s seeming lack of common sense? I imagine it’s a universal parental experience. But a recent study claimed ...

3 years ago

Q: Should I be worried about the fingerprint payment system at my kid’s school?

A: In 2010 the British coalition government scrapped the unpopular identity card scheme saying their decision was due to their 'commitment to restore ...

3 years ago

Q: Why is TV aimed at girls so lame?

A: Yes! It really does. My kids' viewing isn't much above the level of CBeebies but even there it bugs me how it's all Postman Pat, Fireman Sam, Roary ...

3 years ago

Q: Are only children at a social disadvantage?

A: I am an only child and my mum would say no. She used to get annoyed that when other children came to play they were far more grabby of my toys and ...

3 years ago

Q: Should we demand better school dinners for our children?

A: If you can remember back to the _start_ of the school holidays when the carefree abandon of a life without the prospect of buying new school shoes ...

3 years ago

Q: What is the right age to start giving allowance to kids?

A: I don't think there can be a right age. It's what's right for you and your family. I guess there is a difference between an allowance and pocket ...

3 years ago

Q: If I shout, have I screwed up as a parent?

A: No, you are being a human. Look, it's never ideal, is it, but believe me I have gone puce with rage yelling at slow and uncooperative kids who are ...

3 years ago

Q: Does childcare help pre-schoolers learn social skills?

A: I think so. My young daughter also went into child care from a similar age for a few hours a couple of days a week so I could get some work done. I ...

3 years ago

Q: Which are the best creative apps for kids?

A: My daughter (4) likes Doodle Toy on Android and Doodle Buddy on iPhone/Pad. My other daughter (8) likes the Princess Dress Up app on iTunes, but it's ...

3 years ago

Q: Should we worry about e-cigarettes and their appeal to kids?

A: _**Siobhan O’Neill is concerned that promoting e-cigarettes as healthier than regular smokes doesn’t solve the problem. And may even create some new ...

3 years ago

Q: Should I let my 11-year-old use the My Fitness Pal app?

A: I think I would be reluctant to approve that app as a good one for her. I have it and was interested as a way to count calories, but honestly got a ...

3 years ago

Q: Is it okay to use a child’s tech to enforce a punishment?

A: So naturally my girls are the saintliest examples of children you’re ever likely to meet, and they never fight or wind each other up and I never end ...

4 years ago

Q: Is self-diagnosing family illness via Google a good idea?

A: I think there are some things to bear in mind here when attempting to google a diagnosis. Yes, sites like the NHS are always a best first step. But ...

4 years ago

Q: Great stories with strong female characters?

A: Babette Cole has a series of books that play with the traditional prince and princess gender types, so Prince Cinders and Princess Smartypants are ...

4 years ago

Q: What are the most educational activities for a 6 month old baby?

A: Everything! At this age, it doesn't matter what you do, the baby is a sponge and just soaking it all up. Let them experience toys and objects that ...

4 years ago

Q: How do you stop a 3 years old girl from copying EVERYTHING that her 6-years-old brother does?

A: Ha! If you find out, let me know! My three-year-old adores her eight-year-old sister and also copies everything she does. I try to remind the older ...

4 years ago

Q: Should kids photograph and broadcast their whole lives?

A: So I’ll be just minding my own business somewhere when there’s a ‘Mum!’ and I’ll look up to see a pink iPod in my face, hear the ominous click, and ...

4 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.

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