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Wendy McAuliffe
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Wendy McAuliffe

Bournemouth, UK
Social media & online PR consultant, and ex-journalist. Founder and Director of Populate Digital (www.populatedigital.com). Writer for Quib.ly. Mummy blogger. Mother of one. Living by the seaside. @wendymcauliffe on Twitter.

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Mummy blogger & PR specialist
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  • Questions 6
  • Answers 20
  • Followers 13
  • Follows 24
  • Votes given 21
  • Votes received 41
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13Aug
Should we stop ‘baby bragging’ on social media?

Recently a (childless) friend of mine took a stand against the baby spam appearing in his Facebook feed. He picked out a photo of a random child, ...

12Aug

I've not hired a tutor, but I am putting my 10-year-old in a weekly 11 plus club throughout the summer. It's just a couple of hours per week, but ...

12Aug

Noooo!!! Don't do it. Read together at bedtime. Go to a library and a bookshop and an art gallery and a museum or two. Talk about nature stuff on a ...

09Aug
Should I hire a tutor for my child this summer?

As if the stresses of juggling work and childcare over the summer holidays aren’t enough, it seems some parents are also worrying about the ‘summer ...

07Aug

If you hadn't the foresight/paranoia to install something like [Find my iPhone](https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/find-my-iphone/id376101648?mt=8) – or ...

16Jul
What are appropriate gifts for teachers?

We're making something for each of my daughter's preschool teachers. There are 5 of them, but they've all been involved and so we couldn't leave any ...

15Jul

One of my favourite [parenting blogs](www.handsfreemama.com) is written by a mum who is valiantly trying to create boundaries between her technology ...

11Jul

If your daughter is keen to learn then I would say go ahead and encourage her, tap into that enthusiasm. My own son learned to tell the time just ...

10Jul

Hi Wendy, here is the link ...

09Jul

What's the best way to teach a child to tell the time, and at what age?

25Jun
Can any one suggest an ideal breakfast for a fussy child?

It's lovely, and quite light as well if you're not big on heavy breakfasts. Perfect for eating on the go too!

25Jun
Can any one suggest an ideal breakfast for a fussy child?

I'm lucky in that my daughter loves all food and particularly breakfast...but there's a craze on Instagram at the moment for 'overnight oats', which ...

25Jun

When will 4D baby ultrasounds be the norm?

19Mar

I have a great app for android that I discovered - I wish it came on iPhone. It's called Kytephone (its free) - and basically it lets you set up your ...

11Mar

While it’s good for kids to understand what’s happening in the wider world,

06Mar

Wendy nailed it: "it's our job as parents to make sure that real books don't become boring." I've got nothing against interactivity (I write about ...

04Mar

We have used a range of devices over the years (3 kids 4-17) and although the LeapPad products are nice, I would not recommend their 'tablet -like' ...

04Mar

Personally I dont think there is a benefit apart from the durability aspect and with the latest version of the android operating system including ...

Q: Should we stop ‘baby bragging’ on social media?

A: Recently a (childless) friend of mine took a stand against the baby spam appearing in his Facebook feed. He picked out a photo of a random child, ...

3 years ago

Q: Should I hire a tutor for my child this summer?

A: As if the stresses of juggling work and childcare over the summer holidays aren’t enough, it seems some parents are also worrying about the ‘summer ...

3 years ago

Q: What are appropriate gifts for teachers?

A: We're making something for each of my daughter's preschool teachers. There are 5 of them, but they've all been involved and so we couldn't leave any ...

3 years ago

Q: Can any one suggest an ideal breakfast for a fussy child?

A: I'm lucky in that my daughter loves all food and particularly breakfast...but there's a craze on Instagram at the moment for 'overnight oats', which ...

3 years ago

Q: Should we protect children from terrible stories in the news?

A: I definitely shield my daughter from such stories as far as I can. I never put the news on (TV or radio) when she's about and try to encourage my ...

4 years ago

Q: How can children blog safely?

A: Some really good points raised above. The one big question I ask myself re. my daughter blogging safely, is should I allow her to publish photos of ...

4 years ago

Q: Should social media be taught in high school?

A: It's an interesting question, but I don't really believe social media should be taught in schools. I don't think kids will need it, as they're ...

4 years ago

Q: What's the best UK children's ISA on the market at the moment?

A: Thanks so much Andrew for such a helpful response.

4 years ago

Q: What the flip is flip learning?

A: [Flip learning](http://edudemic.com/2012/11/flipped-classrooms/) is turning traditional education on its head. In a nutshell, it’s replacing homework ...

4 years ago

Q: A school with no classrooms, fancy it?

A: Imagine a school without any classrooms, designed on a scale to rival Google’s state-of-the-art head offices. Would it be a revelation in teaching, ...

4 years ago

Q: Should you ‘friend’ your teen on Facebook?

A: Regardless of what your teen thinks (and they’ll probably find it as embarrassing as you kissing them goodbye at the school gates) it’s probably a ...

4 years ago

Q: Does the net fuel desire for instant gratification?

A: We’ve always encouraged our daughter to have an inquisitive, questioning mind… but I am beginning to worry that such easy access to the internet and ...

4 years ago

Q: Is Divided Attention Disorder affecting my parenting?

A: [Divided Attention Disorder](http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-12406677), or DAD, is a symptom of the digital age and the constant stream of ...

4 years ago

Q: Is there any evidence that says TV is a positive thing for kids?

A: This isn't so much evidence...but I recently spoke with Nancy Kanter who is senior VP at Disney Junior Worldwide. This is what she said to me..."Kids ...

4 years ago

Q: Is it possible that our kids might eventually rebel this hyper-connected lifestyle, and crave more offline time?

A: Claire, it's so interesting what you say re. the experience being 'seemless' for teens. I guess their brains are wired differently to ours, which ...

4 years ago

Q: Are real books boring compared to e-books?

A: I have always been a keen reader, and to this day I love proper books! My favourite outing as a child was to the local library to choose some new ...

4 years ago

Q: Should we monitor the e-books our kids download?

A: Unlike films, videogames and music, fiction is not subject to age classification. Which means that books your kids might be too bashful to buy in a ...

4 years ago

Q: Is it damaging to children to ask them to wait while we text/email/check Twitter and so on?

A: My daughter is three and I'm finding she's already showing resistance when I sometimes ask her to be quiet for a minute, while I reply to a text or ...

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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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.

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