Letting Go of Fear Based Parenting – Insight from a recent Caesarean Study

This week controversial headlines have flashed across my newsfeed on more than one occasion announcing that a study at Melbourne University has found that children born via caesarean section perform worse than those born via vaginal birth (1).  Continue reading “Letting Go of Fear Based Parenting – Insight from a recent Caesarean Study”

The good parent : and how to not do everything right.

“I don’t know. She might have been a bit overstimulated? Or maybe she is teething? I’m not sure.”

As I heard these words spoken by a mum of many children, oh so long ago, I sat suddenly changed. As a new Mum I had been trying so hard! I had thought if I just did everything *right* then my baby would sleep, and play, and do all-the-right-things. And this would mean I was a ‘good’ parent.

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Father’s Day

 

I have a friend whose father died when she was two years old. She has gone through life with a strong sense of loss for the father she had only briefly. One day, when she was reminiscing about some fun activity that her children had enjoyed with their dad she commented, “One of the things I’m grateful for about my husband is that he is a father my children can love, which is something I never had.” Continue reading “Father’s Day”