Robin Sherwood

a.k.a Dandy Dad

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I Have Some Awful News...

"What? What is it darling? Please just tell me." I tried to sound as unruffled as possible. She looked up, staring straight ahead with red, wet eyes. She purposefully avoided my gaze. "I'm pregnant..."
02/09/2016 12:58 BST

Parenting Lessons Learned From an Unconventional Upbringing

<img alt="thriving families.jpg" src="" width="300" height="35" /> Ultimately though, despite some truly turbulent events in my formative years, there was always one constant in my life, and that was the unconditional love I received from my mother. I'm certain that this was the difference between me going completely off the rails as a teenager and the (I would hope) well-rounded, wise and emotionally developed person I am today.
05/08/2016 16:50 BST

Muso Dads - Make Yourself Useful!

You hear a lot about the importance of playing classical music to your baby to activate the neural pathways responsible for many intellectual skills, but what about alternative rock, ambient, reggae, or electronica?
04/01/2016 09:51 GMT

Election Ennui? Try Your Local Cinema...

Walking home a few weeks ago, I saw a poster for a screening of the Skip Kite documentary, 'Tony Benn: Will and Testament'. This is a filmic obituary of this much-respected titan of the Left, with interviews and footage spanning his 50-odd years in parliament.
30/03/2015 13:07 BST

Newsflash - Heroin Addicts CAN Be Good Mothers!

I was eight years old when I accidentally walked in on my mum injecting heroin in the kitchen. I'll never forget the confused look on her face - the warm embrace of the opiates blunted any acute feelings shame and panic, leaving her with an ugly, dumbfounded grimace. Luckily, this episode was the turning point in both our lives...
31/07/2014 20:30 BST