Monday, 30 November 2015

Breastfeeding Mum Being Stared At In 'Disgust'

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Mum Encourages Others To 'Breastfeed Uncovered' After Being Stared At In 'Disgust'
Earlier today I posted this picture of my son and I breastfeeding uncovered in a public restaurant. In the picture, it appears I'm staring off into the distance. In reality, I'm staring into the eyes of a woman staring at me. She is looking at me with disgust and shaking her head with judgement in an attempt to shame me and indirectly tell me without words that I am wrong and need to cover myself.
Let me make my reasoning clear on why I post pictures of my son and I publicly ...
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Baby scan

Today was our 20 week scan, a day which should have been a wonderful occasion for our growing family, but, due to a rule at The Royal Wolverhampton Trust, not previously stated or explained in any form, I was forced to miss the opportunity to see my baby and was left sitting outside the consultation room as my wife went in alone. Read more.

'20 Week Scan - Why I Was Forced to Miss It!' Blogs One Dad

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Mark Zuckerberg Cradles Wife's Growing Bump In Touching Photo

If it feels like you're running from one to the other, patting out need-fires, that's because you are, my love. Babies, toddlers and even preschoolers don't have a pause button. You are it for them, and they don't know how to wait for you, and they certainly don't know how to take turns. Read more.

To the Brand-New Mother of Two: Embrace The Chaos. This Is All Going to Be Fine.

Monday, 16 February 2015

How to stop children smoking, drinking alcohol and taking drugs?

Research reveals how to stop children smoking, drinking alcohol and taking drugs

Programmes to prevent smoking, alcohol and drug use should match the children’s ages, focus on the vulnerable and be matched with price, availability and advertising rules.


That’s the conclusion of a research project reviewing latest evidence on how to influence young people’s behaviour.

"You are wasting effort telling young people to avoid alcohol if age restrictions are not enforced at liquor stores and beer drinking is advertised at football matches", explains author, Rutger Engels, Professor in Developmental Psychopathology at Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands, writing on the Child and Family Blog,, a new site where the world’s leading child researchers summarise their latest findings.

Get pre-publication access to Professor Engel’s research summary, to be published on 16 February:
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Monday, 19 January 2015

Group support for couples under financial threat

Don’t dump couple relationship education until co-parenting support has been included and the benefits for children are known

"Continued financial backing of group support for couples is under threat even though evaluation has largely ignored its value for children and parenting."

Philip A. Cowan and Carolyn Pape Cowan, Professor of Psychology, Emeritus and Adjunct Professor of Psychology, Emerita, University of California, Berkeley

Policy makers should look very carefully before they leap to accept a poorly evidenced negative verdict and reduce support for co-parenting programs.

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