Parents often hear the current wisdom about “bonding,” which says the first feeding should happen within an hour.
For the last half century, maternity care providers were taught to dramatically coach mothers to “Push!” with all their might. Things are getting better.
PROFILES IN PARENTING: MEET LUKA It seems to happen to all of them eventually. Even the best ones. My friends, my family members, my sisters, my teachers, my work partners, my travel partners. Young, old, blonde, blue eyed, bald. People I like, people I love, people I respect, even people that I don’t really have [...]
Mealtime can turn into a battle of wills as kids fret about some new and seemingly menacing food offering, ask for a specially prepared meal, or just flat out refuse to eat.
How many ways have you heard of to predict the sex of your baby? Do strangers on the street come up to you and speculate about the sex based on how you are carrying, or the condition of your skin? Have you tried the test where you suspend your wedding ring by a thread and see how it spins? Believe it or not, none of these legends has any validity–not even the rumor of faster heartbeats in boys (or was that girls?) But it can be fun to speculate.