Socialising Male Aggression: The Role of Fathers

Boys are more physically aggressive than girls. This is a statement that most people, and most parents, would agree with. But do boys’ aggressive tendencies come from biological differences between the sexes, or are we raising boys to be more aggressive than girls? While biology plays a role, there is clear research evidence that we … Continue reading Socialising Male Aggression: The Role of Fathers

Helping Baby Sleep Through the Night – Product Reviews: What Worked and What Didn’t

At this point I feel like an expert on products marketed at helping babies to sleep longer, because I have tried them all! My son started out as a great sleeper, but around 4 months his ability to sleep longer than 2-3 hours went out the window and has never really recovered. He is now … Continue reading Helping Baby Sleep Through the Night – Product Reviews: What Worked and What Didn’t

5 Ways Parents Can Help Their Children Develop Empathy

Empathy is the ability to feel or imagine another person’s emotional experience. When we see another person who is sad, hurt, or in distress, we can imagine what they are feeling and this motivates us to reach out and try to provide them with assistance. Children start to develop empathy soon after they are born … Continue reading 5 Ways Parents Can Help Their Children Develop Empathy

Are Children at a Disadvantage When Mothers Return to Work?

Compared to previous generations, mothers today are more likely to return to work after having children. Many women have spent a significant number of years in school and in the workforce building a career and are not willing to give that up to stay at home with children. Financial reasons also play a role, with … Continue reading Are Children at a Disadvantage When Mothers Return to Work?

Let’s Talk about Breastsleeping

Breastsleeping: breastfeeding mothers sharing the same or an adjacent sleep surface, (i.e. cosleeping*), with their infants in the absence of all hazardous factors. -- Breastsleeping is a new concept proposed by researchers from the University of Notre Dame. It is an important move towards normalising bedsharing for breastfeeding infants, allowing for proper education surrounding an … Continue reading Let’s Talk about Breastsleeping