I n the classroom, teachers have also complained of pupils being distracted while playing the mobile phone version.
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Online family advice: I’m a mum, I’m too busy to blog
We rely on advertising to help fund our award-winning journalism. Thank you for your support. But these websites are not just offering benign advice. At times, they feel like an online version of the dreaded school gates.
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Parenting choices are a minefield, and internet anonymity makes people astonishingly judgmental. I know at least one mother who visibly shudders at the mention of Mumsnet, having found herself on the wrong end of online maternal vitriol. But where do these mothers find the time?
I used to fantasise about what I could achieve if only the baby would sleep for more than 15 minutes load a washing machine and eat digestive biscuits, it turns out. Even now, the hours that are mine while the children are at school evaporate daily under the weight of washing, dog walking and replacement lunchboxes.
How do you dispense words of sage advice on recovering your pelvic floor into that lot? Early-years parenting is a lonely business.
If these websites had been around when my firstborn arrived, I suspect I would have spent more time online than parenting or walking my pram round the park trying to engage friendly-looking strangers in conversation. Yes, they offer support and community, but they also soak up the one resource most mothers have in shortest supply: So good luck with your blogs, all you Mumsnetters and Netmums.