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Keeping children safe

According to the late professor of psychiatry and infant mental health specialist, Daniel Stern, one of the psychological challenges facing parents, especially mothers or primary caregivers, is that of keeping…

Children’s Rights

Children in Mind is concerned with anything related to the mental health, behaviour and emotions of children. So we support these 10 principles of the UN Convention on the Rights…

Beyond Dr Spock

When we become new parents, there are many voices that try to guide us.  Remember that the loudest voice should be your baby’s. Quote by Port Elizabeth based psychologist and Babies in Mind…

Superbaby

Check out this page for a few mind-boggling facts about the super-powers of babies. There is so much that babies can do that we aren’t always aware of. Their unique…

The Tiger Mother

I have just read the famously controversial book by Amy Chua called, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. The author and tiger mother is from a strict, Chinese immigrant background,…

Disorders in babies

A couple of weeks ago, at the monthly meeting of the Western Cape Association for Infant Mental Health, we were fortunate enough to host Prof Chris Milton, a paediatrician who…

Mistakes parents make

Making mistakes is the price you pay for knowledge Anonymous   Knowledge about babies and children comes less from parenting books and much more from personal experience. As parents, we…

Needy Toddlers

Lately I’ve been getting quite a few requests for help from parents of toddlers. For example, Kerry writes about her 2 year old twin boys, Everyone talks about the challenging…

Teenage pregnancy

I was impressed and encouraged when I heard Miss South Africa 2011, Bokang Montjane, being interviewed about teen pregnancy in South Africa. Her interest and commitment to being involved in…