Heidi Scrimgeour

Heidi Scrimgeour

Freelance journalist and editor.

Based on the North coast of Northern Ireland.

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Should we ask our children’s permission before posting about them on Facebook?

Answer: It is my view that we don t want to condition children to believe that anything they say or do may or may not be shared as a source of ......

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How has technology changed the pregnancy experience?

Answer: These days, a female expecting within an industrialized country can reasonably anticipate that both the lady and her child will have a ......

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YouTube: Why kids love watching videos of other kids at play

Answer: div If you have kids of primary school age, you rsquo;ve probably noticed that there rsquo;s something of a trend emerging ......

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Yo Mama jokes: how are mamas meant to feel?

Answer: div If there rsquo;s one characteristic that I don rsquo;t want my kids to think sums me up, it rsquo;s ......

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How long should school summer holidays be?

Answer: I believe that we are using the agricultural model of needing summers off to help with the farm. I know that it would take a while for ......

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When should your child get a mobile phone?

Answer: It depends, a mobile phone is so much more than a device for making phone calls these days, in fact I think all of our phones spend very ......

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Are modern parents over-reliant on technology?

Answer: Hell, yes. There, I’ve said it. And before for you beat me down with an arm-flailing howl of protest - careful to place your gadgets safely ......

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Stay at home dad learns lessons from trying to crowdfund education

Answer: Imagine if someone asked you to help fund someone rsquo;s salary to be a stay at home dad. Seem likely? Endearing? Arrogant? Brave? It ......

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Fundawear: The future of sexting?

Answer: div p Durex Australia are trialing a new range of a ......

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Is the ability to concentrate a lost art?

Answer: div I rsquo;ve lost the ability to focus. I don rsquo;t know when it started, and - oh, the irony - I didn rsquo;t even ......

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Should we ditch the TV for good?

Answer: We have reduced our TV consumption a lot recently, when our Projector broke. Due to the cost of the bulb and the paid cable TV ......

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How do you handle the holidays when you're a working parent?

Answer: Badly. That s the truth, I handle the school holidays badly. In other words, it s chaos, it s frequently last minute, it s ......

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Does Siri keep a record of what you ask it?

And if so, for how long and is it local to your device or saved centrally somewhere? Answer: Yes, as per Jordan, Apple stores Siri data for 2 years - this can include data that contains any voice commands issued to Siri....

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Has Facebook made the humble birthday card redundant?

Answer: Yes and no both actually. Yes because the feel of getting a birthday card from someone on your birthday is unique in it s own way. It ......

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Will my kids ever afford a family?

Answer: div Until recently it hadn rsquo;t occurred to me to worry about whether my kids might be forced to live at home with me forever, ......