Why Millennials Need Space From Our Baby Boomer Parents

December 27, 2017 at 4:34 pm




More and more of my millennial friends are cutting ties, to various degrees, with their baby boomer parents.

Millennials –‎ those born roughly between 1981 and 2000 — see baby boomers — born between 1946 and 1964 — as behind the times, closed-minded, controlling and sometimes emotionally abusive.

Violence Nonexistent in Societies Where Infants and Adolescents get Plenty of Pleasurable Touch

December 7, 2017 at 2:51 am




 

The primary cause of violence is deprivation of pleasurable touch during infancy, childhood and adolescence, developmental psychologist James W. Prescott concluded after decades of research into the origins of violence.

Why My Child Loves Bedtime

November 25, 2017 at 3:28 pm




Ever wondered why kids hate bedtime so much? Why they’ll say and do just about anything to avoid it?

The kids I used to babysit came up with a million excuses to push it off as long as humanly possible: another story, water, a snack, a trip to the bathroom, more water, a tissue, a stuffed animal, different pajamas… They’d beg me rub or scratch their backs until they fell asleep, which usually took a long, long time.

Study: The Longer a Mother Breastfeeds, The More Sensitive She is Toward Her Child Later in Life

November 13, 2017 at 7:39 pm

Hormones produced during breastfeeding make mothers more caring and sensitive. Study shows duration of breastfeeding predicts mother’s sensitivity toward child later in life.

Science has already proven a long list of benefits of breastfeeding — higher IQ, better communication skills and long-term protection against disease and obesity for baby, and lower risk of ovarian cancer, breast cancer and postpardum depression for mother.

Love Makes Your Baby’s Brain Bigger… Neglect, Abuse and Trauma Kill Billions of Brain Cells, Neurologist Says

November 3, 2017 at 5:31 pm




X-ray images show the brain of a loved 3-year-old is twice as big as the brain of a neglected 3-year-old

X-ray images of two 3-year-old brains originally published in The Telegraph

What’s the difference between the 3-year-old brain on the left and the 3-year-old brain on the right?

Love.

Women Who Don’t “Push” During Childbirth 700% Less Likely to Experience Severe Vaginal Tearing

October 22, 2017 at 9:13 pm

Hospital stops telling women to lie on their backs and “push” during childbirth, reduces instances of severe vaginal tearing from 7% to 1%




Nine in ten women suffer some form of vaginal tearing during childbirth. In severe cases, they are left to suffer from incontinence and lifelong nerve problems.

After a sharp rise in severe perineal tearing in England between 2013 and 2014, the Royal College of Midwives initiated a call to action.

BREAKING: Baby Foreskins Secretly Sold to Vaccine Companies For Decades, Foreskin Cells Now Injected Back into Babies

October 5, 2017 at 3:40 pm

In case you needed another reason to not vaccinate your child, but it could save another child from being brutally tortured.

While the danger and ineffectiveness of vaccines already has a growing number of parents opting out, now they have another reason to avoid shooting their children up with pathogens and toxins.

By vaccinating your child, you are propping up the circumcision industry. Even creepier, soon you could be injecting your child with another child’s foreskin cells.

Mother Doesn’t Know Best, Baby Does

September 17, 2017 at 8:42 pm





I like the sentiment behind the old saying “mother knows best.” I often see it used to encourage a mother to go with her gut when doctors, the media or authoritarian relatives are trying to convince her to do otherwise.

But more and more I see the phrase tossed around to console women who are reluctantly acting against their gut to keep up with the pressures of modern life — putting infants in daycare centers 45+ hours a week, letting them “cry it out” in cribs, or weaning before their ready.

The Natural Age of Weaning

August 23, 2017 at 8:25 pm






Mothers today are bombarded with all kinds of conflicting advice on how long they should breastfeed. Some are told it’s “gross” or “weird” to nurse beyond six or 12 months. Some consider nursing a 2 or 3-year-old to be “extended” breastfeeding.

How Praise and Rewards Can Be as Damaging as Punishment

March 31, 2017 at 7:58 pm

Parents of our generation are coming to understand that punishment is psychologically damaging and ineffective at improving children’s behavior. But many of us who’ve condemned spanking and solitary confinement (time-outs/grounding) are still unaware of the damage created by a more insidious form of control – rewards and praise.




While a “good job” here and an “atta boy” there seem harmless enough, psychologist Robin Grille says praising or “rewarding children’s compliance is the flip-side of punishing their disobedience.”