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Brian Burns / March 23,2020

The First Few Weeks Of Motherhood Are Critical. Here’s Why

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The First Few Weeks Of Motherhood Are Critical. Here’s Why

Parents instinctively know that the first few weeks of their child’s life are essential. But why is this the case? Why do those early days and months matter so much to development years in the future? After all, babies can barely perceive the world after they come out of the womb. 
It All Comes Down To Protection And Stress
Being a great mama is essential during the first few weeks of life, but it is not always for the reasons that you think. It’s not just about providing the basics, like food and shelter. It is also about offering emotional support that allows the child to develop a robust and confident character. 
Being there for your infant, therefore, is the most important thing that you can do. 
The First Few Weeks Of Motherhood Are Critical. Here’s Why
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Scientists believe that the reason the first few weeks are critical all comes down to the biology of survival. Infants born during times of hardship need to develop differently from those who grow up in times of plenty. If babies detect that the outside world is a scary and hostile place, then their bodies will ramp up the production of stress hormones. They’ll go into rapid growth mode, trying to get as big and as strong as they can as fast as possible to deal with any potential threats. The problem is that this doesn’t switch off later in life, leading to both mental and physical health problems down the road. 

Brian Burns / January 18,2020

How to parent a strong-willed child

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How to parent a strong-willed child

How to parent a strong-willed childDo you have a strong-willed child? Parenting a strong-willed child can be a challenge that’s for sure, but also comes with its upsides too. With the right tools in your parenting toolkit, you can raise your strong-willed child in a way that plays to their strengths. With that said, today I’m delighted to welcome back Louise Hoffman Brooks, founder of Parenting Success for this Q&A on how to parent a strong-willed child.What exactly is a strong-willed child?Most parents will recognise that they have a more ‘compliant’ easy-going child – often in contrast to a sibling who does not comply with their wishes or their agenda quite so easily.

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