Sibling Individuality

It’s not the Sibling Rivalry that screws with my mind so much as Sibling Individuality. It is one of the great number of unexpected things that one experiences as a parent, and something I like to think I have under some sort of control; I have always accepted my children…

Trust Your Gut

The introduction of the likes of, say, baby whisperers as experts in this crazy, convoluted world of parenting has done little to raise our confidence and trust in our very own intuitions. In the defence of baby whisperers and such, children, including babies, do have distinct cries and other garbled…

Ban The Smack Smackdown

Late last week the call, by a bunch of paediatricians, came out again to not just ‘ban’ smacking, but make smacking kids illegal. I think it got lost in the current media/political farce that is going on at the moment. It seemed to fly under the radar this time. The…