Why the ‘Share the joy’ parental leave campaign misses the point

The Government has today launched a new initiative aimed at increasing the uptake of shared parental leave. Unfortunately, the 'Share the joy' campaign misses the point. When I read the headlines this morning, I naively thought that some much-needed policy change was on the way. Sadly not. It's just raising awareness of a pre-existing option that ...

Review: The Highway Rat DVD

As I mentioned recently, my two-year-old daughter is completely obsessed with The Highway Rat at the moment. The animated version - which was on BBC1 over Christmas - has really captured her imagination. Indeed, she regularly recounts favourite moments in the same intonation as the voice talent! She was very happy, then, when a review copy ...