A father’s view on parenting

An honest story about how parenting involves change, transformation, loss as well as gain, for both parents, and requires partners (and society) to support new mothers. A father tells about the effects of new parenthood, how he thought he did everything necessary, but only when taking a closer look, saw also what his wife went through in becoming a mother. Too often people do not realize this, pay no attention, do not listen. This father did.

Yelling mom and baby’s blood pressure

An interesting research on the consequences of a yelling or verbally agressive mom: the child develops high blood pressure and long term stress. Click here for the English research and here for a Dutch interview with the researcher. At the end of the interview the researcher raises most relevant questions Continue reading “Yelling mom and baby’s blood pressure”