889 days of breastfeeding – What I learnt and what I wish I’d known

Our son was born early – not the kind of early, thankfully, that means heartrending weeks of incubators, monitoring and uncertainty –  but early enough that our breastfeeding relationship got off to an extremely rocky start. I’d always planned to breastfeed, but while antenatal classes had prepared me and my partner well for the birth, … Continue reading 889 days of breastfeeding – What I learnt and what I wish I’d known

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Another view on finding the Holy Grail – 4C parenting for calm parents and happy toddlers

The interest in calm parenting approaches that deliver happy, well behaved toddlers is seemingly never ending and has provided rich fodder for parenting gurus and an extensive literature. Recent additions to this stable include ToddlerCalm: A guide for calmer toddlers and happier parents" target="_blank">Toddler Calm and No Bad Kids: Toddler Discipline Without Shame" target="_blank">No Bad … Continue reading Another view on finding the Holy Grail – 4C parenting for calm parents and happy toddlers