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Value of building self-esteem?

“Young people in the 20s are “quitters” with inflated egos…parents have created such a lost and useless generation. Parents have given them too much help, robbed them of independence and told them too often they were special when, in fact, … Continue reading

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Parenting and creativity

“… having children is a time of physical creativity which displaces the need to be creative in other ways …: -Lione Sperling, author of ‘Coins for the Ferryman’ quoted in national Times 17/5/1981

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A ‘Good’ Father

‘He (Sara Maitland’s husband) would do, generously and gladly, appointed tasks but found it very difficult to respond to unanticipated needs. I do believe this is a socially encouraged deficiency in most men, because they do have control in the … Continue reading

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Babies and housework

“The cleaning and scrubbing can wait till tomorrow But children grow up, as we learn to our sorrow. So quiet down cobwebs! Dust, go to sleep! I’m nursing my baby, and babies don’t keep” – Ruth Hulbert Hamilton  (recorded May … Continue reading

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An older mother’s view of her new baby

“Thankyou Lord, for this little one you have blessed me with So late in life. I thought I had finished with four-hourly feeds, Nappies, Three-month colic, Immunisation, teething problems … All those ‘fringe-benefits’ that come with babies. But here I … Continue reading

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Benefits of television for children

“Only a few, privileged children enjoy constant attention. For the others, the majority, radio and television can make the difference between feasting and starving. Exposure to a flow of electronic words and images can be even more stretching than mothers’ … Continue reading

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