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Breastfeeding Mother

Breastfeeding an Adopted Baby

“I was so excited when I massaged my breast and the first drops of milk came out”, says Caroline, a mother with an adopted baby. “It was only a few drops but my body had made them!” Caroline is one of Continue reading

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Raising a Polite Child

Every parent wants to have polite, respectful children with good manners. Fortunately nature is on our side. Children learn by copying what we do and love to do everything ‘just like mommy and daddy do’ Continue reading

Pregnant Mum on Lawn

A Painless Way To Turn a Breech Baby

Who would have thought that a tiny pill that you can get off the shelf at your local chemist or health-food store could probably turn your breech baby into the right position for birth in just three days? Well it’s true! Continue reading

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Toddlers and Tantrums

We’ve all heard of the ‘terrible twos’. Many parents with young babies wonder if they will cope when their baby reaches his second birthday, and not far behind it, the sadly misnamed terrible twos. But the good news is that two-year-olds are working on reaching some very important developmental Continue reading

Skin to skin baby and mother

Kangaroo Mother Care — the Magic of a Mother’s Touch

Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) is for every mother; every baby. The mother’s skin is the baby’s natural environment, and both physically and emotionally the healthiest place for the baby to be, says KMC researcher, Dr Nils Bergman, of Cape Town. Continue reading

Mom Makes it Fun

Make it Fun – Get it Done

Happily, children are very social little people who want to please us, and have us love them. That can be a huge asset when it comes to getting things done that we need to get done, without resistance, trauma or tears. We can make everyday tasks pleasurable for children, develop their skills and build Continue reading

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The Philosophy of Parenting with Love

We are living in very exciting times with regard to childrearing. For the first time in history we now have ways to study children’s behaviour and understand how they think and what they feel. We are learning how much they are able to understand at various stages in their development, and how we Continue reading

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Soothing Your Crying Baby the CALMS Way

It’s nearly suppertime and your baby has being niggling and crying for several hours. Now he is crying inconsolably and your nerves are jangled. You are tense, upset and exhausted. The only thing you can think of is how to get him to stop for just a few minutes so you can have a break. You may Continue reading

Pregnant Woman

Voices from the Womb – Four Mothers Tell About Prebirth Communication

We know that the unborn baby is a conscious being long before birth. But when does this consciousness begin? Mothers (and sometimes fathers) can also feel deeply connected to their babies before birth. Here four Continue reading