Andrew Gordon

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Andrew is a Multimedia Designer and created a small person in 2013. Formula 1 fan, music collector and actually enjoyed the ending of LOST.

How Much is Too Much Screen Time?

How Much is Too Much Screen Time? In 2011, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published a guide to screen-time with children. Updated for 2015, with further research and reacting to the critique it received, they said: “In a world where “screen time” is becoming simply “time,” our policies must evolve or become obsolete. The public […]

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How To FaceTime with a Baby

Having access and appreciation of technology is a great quality to have. It’s opened many doors for an IntroDad such as myself as you swoop in and save the day when a document goes AWOL or a printer gets jammed. You’ve no doubt given the magic touch to a device or two in your time, […]

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Your Extrovert Needs Time Too

Following on from one of my previous posts, Back to Work, I touched on the topic that your extrovert partner needs time too. Extroverts regain energy faster when they are in social gatherings, enjoying the stimulation of a conversation, the buzz of a crowd and feeling gratified by being in a  group.  They also need to have some alone time […]

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Making the Most of Playtime

Photo Credit: Yohanes Sanjaya I once read somewhere that your child’s favourite plaything is you.  These words really struck me and serve as a constant motivator everyday. I absolutely adore playing with my son. Inventing new games, combining toys and creating voices, storylines or just general messing about. I love all of it. At Christmas, I […]

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Thinking for Themselves

A friend of mine asked me the other day about what were the proudest moments of being a father. I gave a simple off-the-cuff answer and then did what most of us introverts do – go away and properly think about it and then come up with a much better response. As an IntroDad, one […]

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Don’t Panic! How to Return to Work

The UK has a statutory paternity leave of only two weeks. During these weeks, you’ll only receive a small percentage of your salary, so going to return to work soon is usually an inevitability. The last few weeks will have been a whirlwind of emotion and probably sleep deprivation, so it’s understandable if you’re dreading […]

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Coping with Visiting Hours

Photo Credit: Aurimas Mikalauskas After the arrival of your newborn, you will likely be inundated with visits from family, friends and other well-wishers who will want to meet your beautiful baby and perhaps pass along a present or two. This is, of course, a time for celebration and rightly so. When coping with visiting hours, it’s […]

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Bonding with Baby

Bonding with your newborn will come differently to each parent, regardless of whether they are an introvert or extrovert. Your partner will likely already be very bonded with the baby after having felt every kick, turn and squirm for the duration of the pregnancy. Even if you’ve been able to share in some of these […]

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