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Five of the best parenting stories you may have missed

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In case you missed them, here's a round-up of the best parenting stories from the BBC this week.

1. A story to inspire.

Meet the 75-year-old grandfather who taught himself to use Instagram so he could stay in touch with his three grandsons who live on different continents. He uses his account as a storytelling tool to share the pictures he draws them by hand every day.

2. How do you bring up your son to be a feminist?

As part of the BBC's 100 Women season, we spoke to Brazilian photographer Pedrinho Fonseca. He told us he is determined to bring up his young son Joao as a feminist, in contrast to the intense chauvinism he himself witnessed as a child. Here he explains how he tries to help Joao move away from perceptions fostered by an entrenched culture.

3. What could improve the lives of women returning to work?

BBC Radio 5 live spoke to two female MPs about what it was like for them. Jess Phillips MP and Flick Drummond MP are looking for policy ideas which could improve the lives of women of any age who might be returning to work after having children or looking after elderly relatives.

4. How do you talk to your children about sexual abuse?

Allegations of sexual abuse in football have raised concerns about children's safety. But how and what should parents say about sexual abuse without frightening their children?

5. Have we entered a new era of parenting?

Cherie Blair thinks so. She told Newsnight that we need to stop talking about "mothering" and "fathering". She also spoke more widely about gender equality and sexism. You can hear the parenting clip at 4.40 minutes into the interview.

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