Ring a ding-ding! A whopping big bumper issue of The Natural Parent has landed! And with every copy bought you’ll also receive our beautiful Babies first year milestone journal “Hello Baby”, crammed full of colouring in, sections to write all about your babies first year, your birth story, your family and little hand and foot print pages.
In our first issue of 2021, Hannah Mearns writes about her personal experience of 2020 and its lockdowns and how, although not an easy journey, it changed her for the better as a mother. Reaffirming her gentle, connected approach to parenting, she was able to make her children feel loved, safe and secure at home through such uncertain times.With increased stress levels a big factor for parents in recent times, Dr. Laura Markham teaches us how to manage our triggers and not to over-react unnecessarily. She has put together a 4-step plan for when anxiety levels start to rise, and she talks about the importance of “managing your own anxiety so you don’t take it out on your family”.
Online learning has become the norm recently, with school children required to complete schoolwork on their devices during lockdowns.
Israel Butson shares his views and concerns around screen time and the conversations we should be having with our children around it: “What we should be talking about is when they should have access to screens (because it will happen eventually), and what we need to do to make sure they’re ready for them (because they’re probably not).”
If you are pregnant, make sure you read Rhea Dempsey’s article “It’s a big yes for homebirth”. She shares her own wonderful experiences of homebirths, backed up by research that shows that “Merely by choosing hospital, a low-risk woman increases her chances of intervention.”.For mamas with new babies, read about Sofie Thomson’s brief and never-to-be-repeated experience with sleep training, which led to a moment of realisation, a mindset shift and a lifetime of parenting with empathy.
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