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What about me dad ? – Fathering your inner boy

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What about me dad ? – Fathering your inner boy. I believe one of the keys to being a good father is to know and look after the inner boy inside the man. This isn’t a licence to regress to a childhood state at the expense of family, partners and your real children. Rather it is an awareness th

Lets Celebrate August for it’s World Breastfeeding Month!

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The month of August is World Breastfeeding month & what a fantastic way to celebrate one of the most wonderful things created. Right now while I sit here writing this blog, my 11month old DS is breastfeeding and it just feels amazing! Breastfeeding is the only time my DS sits still for longer t

Play and Learn: How Regular Playtime Aids a Child’s Learning

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Play and Learn: How Regular Playtime Aids a Child’s Learning Though playtime may only seem to be a fun break from real learning, recent studies show that some of the most valuable life skills are learned while children are enjoying fun activities. Incorporating regular social and solitary play int

Breast is Best

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There are lots of names for breasts: Boobs, melons, hooters, fun bags, jugs, to name just a few. But “milkies” is what my daughter chose to call breasts. After all, they were there to produce milk for her, and not just any old milk, the perfect milk. The perfect milk for the perfect li

Beating ADHD Behaviour

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I have seen parents at their wit’s end trying to deal with energetic children and their behaviour. I know exactly how they feel, because I have been one of those parents myself. One example, Tina, came to see me looking exhausted and trailing her three boys behind her. She said all the boys were

The New Childhood Epidemics

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In today’s developed, and industrialized cultures epidemics such malnutrition and common childhood infectious illnesses are almost a thing of the past, thanks to technology, hygiene and improved nutrition. Unfortunately this same technology and industrialization is also contributing to a new rang

The Gut-Brain Connection

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Hippocrates who is known as the father of medicine is often quoted as saying that “all disease begins in the gut”. Unfortunately what he knew back then has largely been forgotten in today’s medicine. Human beings have been divided into different systems and areas; such as the cardiovascular s

Fever Management – A Dying Art

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Unfortunately when the subject of fevers comes up for parents a great deal of fear is also aroused unnecessarily. This fear is based upon a lack of understanding of what a fever is for and how it works. Whenever I explain to someone what a fever is and why it does what it does their fear of it disa