Category Archives: parenting

Motherhood floors most women. So why do so many suffer in silence? | Emma Svanberg | Opinion | The Guardian

Postnatal depression remains a taboo issue, says clinical psychologist Emma Svanberg Source: Motherhood floors most women. So why do so many suffer in silence? | Emma Svanberg | Opinion | The Guardian Advertisements

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An article on the psychology of motherhood…”The Birth of a Mother”- The New York Times

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Winnicott: the ‘good-enough mother’ radio broadcasts | OUPblog

Our appetite for books on baby care seems unquenchable. The combination of the natural curiosity and uncertainty of the expectant mother, the unknowable mind of the infant, and the expectations of society creates a void filled with all kinds of … Continue reading

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Thr first 1000 days of life: “Too Small to Fail” – NYTimes.com

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Here’s a nice article emphasizing the importance of playing with your baby…although the research sited does not address the importance of ‘taking the child’s lead’ and expanding upon their interest in an object.  –A method which is even more effective in helping to not only improve attention and focus, but also in developing confidence.  A child ‘seen’ and appreciated by another will be an adult with healthy self esteem and a desire to see and appreciate others.  “Infants Learn to Pay Attention (or Not) From Watching Mom and Dad” 

Parents who focus on play may help babies develop critical skills that predict future success

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A lovely example of how therapy works as well as the ‘inter-generational transmission of trauma.’  –The Importance of Hide-and-Seek – The New York Times

It’s a game. But it’s also what we need in life: the freedom to be found. Source: The Importance of Hide-and-Seek – The New York Times

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I’ve probably already posted this, but it’s an issue worth revisiting.  Here’s an article posted in NYMAG in 2014:  The Case Against Spanking: It Doesn’t Even Work — Science of Us

The high cost on a kid’s mental and physical health doesn’t pay off in better behavior. Source: The Case Against Spanking: It Doesn’t Even Work — Science of Us

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