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Victoria Staveley works in education. After years of being in loco parentis for other people’s teenagers, she and her partner are giving parenthood a late go. We know what to do with children when they’re 15 to 19; the preceding years, however, are a bit of a mystery.

9 May 2012

July 29, 2012 at 14:43

9 May 2012 Wow. That hurt. After a mere 10 hours from first contractions to ventouse-assisted emergence, Michael was born, weighing in at a surprising 8 lb 4 oz, or 3.74 kg for......

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Telling people

March 27, 2012 at 16:05

After I finished torturing willing teenagers with impressions of Freud, I hopped on a plane to visit my heavily pregnant sister in the US. That’s where I caught it, really – the baby. They are......

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What would Freud Say?

February 22, 2012 at 13:12

In July, I taught a Literature and Psychology course to a group of high school students. At the end of the month, they joked that they were going to set up a class blog called What would Freud......

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