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NOW CLOSED If parents ruled the world…what would make it into your 'Mummyfesto'? Share your thoughts and win £200 Love2shop voucher

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KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 28-Feb-13 12:21:22

To celebrate the launch of the new book, The Mummyfesto by Linda Green, we'd like to know what issues Mumsnetters would campaign for if parents were in charge.

Here's what the publishers of The Mummyfesto say: "Issues affecting and surrounding parents don't often come to the forefront of the political agenda - a recent survey by 23snaps revealed that 46% of parents don't think family issues get much attention from politicians. This is addressed in The Mummyfesto, a new book by Linda Green, in which three mums who campaign to save their local lollipop lady from redundancy discover that they are rather good at it."

So what would you like to see in world where parents are in charge? This can be anything from free childcare to Mumsnet replacing the House of Lords. We'd love to hear what you think - if parents ruled the world, how would we make it better? It could be something small and local or big and national, silly or deadly serious. Time to get creative!

Everyone who adds a comment to this thread will be entered into a prize draw to win a £200 Love2shop voucher.

Thanks and good luck,


busymummy3 Fri 08-Mar-13 23:25:40

Affordable holidays in school holidays !!!!
Can appreciate supply and demand but some prices are startingly eg nearly £5000 for a family of 5 Half Board in Spain

GetKnitted Sat 09-Mar-13 21:12:52

kiddy rides at the supermarket should be free!

Uzma01 Sun 10-Mar-13 11:10:18

To stop idiots on motorcycles hooning around at all times of the day/night - to prevent one's kids from being rudely awoken after it took them ages to fall asleep.

To make it mandatory for politicians to live like normal people for several months so that they can actually make informed decisions on issues that affect those of us on lower/middle incomes.

zipzap Tue 12-Mar-13 01:36:14

Change the default 'normal' setting from Male as it is currently to Female.

Use AIBU and WWYD as a means of sorting out the country and get Mumsnet to run the country. Get rid of all politicians - they are only interested in themselves and do not seem to understand life as lived by everybody else.

Include much better life skills as part of compulsory education - ranging from understanding personal finance and financial management of your own affairs, being able to cook well, decent first aid and personal health, child rearing and parenting skills, the responsibilities side of living in society (not just the rights that people seem to be all to aware of whilst forgetting the other half of the equation). These should take up the equivalent of at least one A-level's worth of study.

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 12-Mar-13 10:43:45

Thanks for all your comments. The winner of the prize draw is...


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