It’s a simple skill — listening. Though we can develop nuanced abilities to savor certain qualities in various particular soundscapes, it doesn’t take much to, say, hone in on the words the person in front of you is speaking. Remembering to use that skill in the middle of the umpteenth interruption of the day, while…

What is involved in family health? Genetics, healthy lifestyle, open respectful communication, parents who are strong and confident in their roles and provide clear boundaries. All of these might be good goals for most of us, so where do things go wrong?

Have you ever spoken to your child in a way that left you feeling disappointed in yourself? Perhaps you were going through a stressful time and you found yourself ‘snapping’, using language or physical power with your child in a way that you later regrett

When asked what I would like to be when I grew up, I can’t say I actually aspired to being a divorcée, however glamorous it sounded, or, for that matter, a wicked stepmother. I don’t know about you, but it’s not exactly every girl’s childhood fantasy, and

Children tend to “act up”, or “misbehave” when they are feeling insecure, and few things in a childs life cause as much insecurity as the separation of his or her parents. It is critically important for parents to recognize that any behavioural issues at

In the relatively short time I have been parenting my two children, I have learned something very important: What I do and who I am reflects back at me through my child’s behaviour and actions. This is the single most important thing that I have lea

My baby is 9-months-old and she wakes to breastfeed every hour or so. She wakes up and cries, tosses, or just latches on. Our baby sleeps with us in our family bed. She has one nap during the day. I put her to sleep around 8pm and by 9pm she wakes up cryi

My sons conception took me by surprise, as did his birth. He did not take in life-giving air for 14 minutes. He lay on the floor in front of me: not breathing, not alive as he had been inside me, not moving. I felt calm and dispassionate. I knew that some

The Doctors office with Erin is usually good for a laugh or at least an embarrassing episode and today was no exception. She played well with one of the fifty year old wooden toys where you slide the multi-coloured shapes up and down various twisted wires

Low milk supply is associated with poor weight gain in babies and can be distressing for mothers. After latching or attachment difficulties and nipple damage, it is the third most common complaint of nursing mothers. There are many reasons why milk supply

Yes! When using disposable nappies you have choices that will reduce the carbon footprint of your family. A ‘hybrid stash will ease your eco-conscience – easily! In a moment well look at 3 ways of using disposable nappies in a more eco-friendly way.