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Dr LAURA MARKHAM

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Safety rules for every family

It's a big world out there. When your child was a baby or toddler, you were always there, or you left your child in the care of a trusted adult. But as your child...

Surviving ‘arsenic hour’

Every parent knows arsenic hour, when hunger, homework, and exhaustion merge into one big emotional accident waiting to happen. One obvious reason that kids have meltdowns at the end of the day is that...

How to successfully breastfeed

Research shows unequivocally that breastfed babies are healthier and smarter, and that the longer babies are nursed, the healthier and smarter they are. That's because brain development, immune function and all aspects of the...

Kids do better when dads play a larger role

“Any man can be a father but it takes someone special to be a Dad.” – Anne Geddes FATHER'S DAY is this Sunday. The perfect time to honour every Dad who shows up for his...

Easing the transition to the toddler bed

SO she’s giving up the crib? Or moving out of the family bed? You’ve been to the store and picked out the cutest toddler bed? All of you are totally excited? Except instead of rolling...

How to build a great relationship with your child

WANT to be a great parent? Want to raise a happy, healthy, well-behaved kid? Want to live in a home where discipline becomes unnecessary? The secret is to create a closer connection with your...

Is your baby ready for solid food?

Feeding your baby real solid food after six months of breast milk or formula is an exciting time, for you and for him. Before you dive into this big transition though, there are some...

Managing your own separation anxiety

You’ve probably put a lot of thought and effort into helping your child adjust to school for the first time. And maybe you’ve been looking forward to your new freedom. But if you’re like...

Games for connection and emotional intelligence

“Play can be the long-sought bridge back to that deep emotional bond between parent and child. Play, with all its exuberance and delighted togetherness, can ease the stress of parenting. Playful Parenting is a...

15 Tips to raise a responsible child

We all want to raise responsible children. And we all want to live in a world where others have been raised to be responsible, a world where adults don’t shrug off their responsibilities as...