1. Are Babies Boring?

    I’ve heard several people comment on the radio this weekend that babies are boring, that children are not interesting until they can talk. I beg to disagree. Indeed I am surprised, given all the recent […]

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  2. International Maternal Mental Health Awareness Day May 7th 2015 – Let’s talk!

    I’m not sure if this is the first International Maternal Mental Health Awareness Day or just the first one of which I’ve been aware. Either way it is an issue worth raising awareness about. People […]

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  3. Comfort Zone or Crack Down, what’s best for kids?’

    This seems to be the perennial problem of parenting; do I use carrots or sticks to persuade children to do what I say? The obvious answer is rewards, carrots. Keep it positive. However some parents […]

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  4. It’s not about the baby

    Working as a perinatal psychologist by definition is time boundaried.  The boundary is usually from conception until the baby’s first birthday. Mainly dads but some mums too, would be confused at seeing a perinatal psychologist […]

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  5. IQ starts with EQ

    Many parents are concerned with their child’s intelligence. If not before, it starts with their choice of nursery for the little one. Can the nursery prepare them well for school? Will they fulfil their potential? […]

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  6. It’s the relationship – stupid!

    This was the title of a lecture about infant development that I attended a couple of years ago. The speaker was referencing Bill Clinton’s campaign to be President of the US. His campaign slogan was […]

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  7. Welcome to my blog

    Welcome to my blog. I mainly write from the perspective of a Clinical Psychologist on parenting. I remember when I had my children I was given a book that told me everything I wanted to […]

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