Parenting should come Naturally

www.naturalparenting.com.au provides you with new and informative articles about anything and everything related to making informed and sustainable parenting choices. We have extensive libraries covering your journey from preconception to adolescents and include topics such as breast feeding, sleep, birth, discipline, schooling and health.

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We’re About The Little People…

The early days of parenting a new baby can be a very challenging and confusing time. We can often feel overwhelmed and unsure as life as we knew it has suddenly and dramatically changed.

Pregnancy is the beginning of one of life’s most wondrous journeys. As we watch our bodies change shape and experience the magic of growing new life, we can be confronted by a myriad of choices and decisions.

Parents of all types, blends and flavours are welcome here, with advice and support whatever your parenting journey.

Feeding your children in a world where we are subjected to an onslaught of misinformation about food can be overwhelming. We keep it simple with some creative healthy food ideas.

Kiddies Corner

The Sound Of Music! From The Womb To Toddlers

From singing to our babies in the womb, to dancing with our toddlers round the room, music is such an integral part of natural family life. Mother of two and journalist, Madeleine Onraet, sings one scale of her family song. Do-re-mi-fa-so-la-ti-do! DOE a

Funeral and Birth

Funeral and Birth By Mary Pagendam-Turner A few weeks ago, I began longing for the Goddess Menses to return to me. Menses – the red Goddess of the moon and the earth. I longed to feel her cycle in my body again and tune into its beautiful feminine r

Can Meat Eaters Raise A Vegetarian Baby?

My husband and I were both raised in meat and potatoes families and we live in the BBQ capital of the United States, yet when faced with raising a child, we opted to raise him as a vegetarian. I believe our early rationale for this was that meat wasn&rsqu

Becoming a First Time Dad – A Touch of Nerves

The following is an extract from Neils book Be My Baby - an honest and humorous diary detailing a mans journey to becoming a first time Dad. Sunday, 30 March We cannot seem to escape horror stories involving babies being dropped or dunked. Today, a lovely

Attachment Parenting: Sound Science Or New-Age Craze?

Have you noticed that quite a few mothers and fathers are now ‘wearing' their babies in a sling? They look quaint, and kind of ‘tribal', don't they? You may have felt confronted by the sight of a mother nursing a toddler (isn

Avenues of Change – Steiner Education for Young Children

Is there a world of education that keeps a child’s mind, development and heart and soul at the forefront? When it comes to education alternatives, what is available? Are our children coping socially in their particular school environment? If not where do