Having a baby certainly is a life-changing experience, and during those first few years it feels like you will never have any time to yourself. It is very important, however, for mothers to create a schedule that includes some ‘me’ time- moments when you can relax, unwind, and take a deep breath. Having time daily for you to de-stress and take care of yourself will ultimately help you be a better mother. Here are a 4 ways for mums to create some ‘me’ time: (more…)
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Ah, first time you see your baby you finally know what ‘love at first sight’ actually means. Although first time parents worry about their parenting skills, one look at that sweet little baby face and you vow to try your absolute best. That initial swoon over a new baby is more than just love, it is a series of chemicals signaling the brain to care for this helpless infant, and ultimately can help explain the survival of our species. A new study pinpoints these distinct brain patterns of activity. (more…)
In this digital age, you can find information on just about any subject you can think of on the web in a matter of seconds. Deciphering what information is actually reliable is a whole other story. Once you become a parent, there becomes an even more pressing need for answers to a multitude of child rearing questions. What is a parent to do? Here is a starting point for where parents can find reliable information. (more…)
You’ve spent 9 months awaiting the arrival of your first baby, reading every pregnancy and parenting book you can get your hands on. Well versed on how to be a good parent, you hold your baby for the first time and suddenly realize nothing can prepare you for that feeling- or the nervousness of your parenting skills that soon follows. There is no such thing as ‘perfect’ when it comes to parenting, and a recent study found that striving to be perfect does no good for new mums and dads. (more…)
Several studies this past year have found that good parenting can have lasting positive effects on your children helping with everything from doing better in school to establishing healthy sleeping patterns. When it comes to low to middle income families, the evidence is no different as a new study found that good parenting can make up for what income may lack.
All this recent discussion about parenting skills and bonding with your newborn may have left you wondering: where do we get parental instincts? Why is it that from the first moment we see our newborn we have the urge to nurture and protect them? It was Darwin who first suggested that adults possess some undiscovered wiring that compels us to respond with care when an infant is present. This,