Child Development

Who Writes Those Child Development Emails?

Natasha Batsford | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Batsford

I got an email through today telling me all about the delightful things my daughter is achieving now that she is 16 months old.

The Bear Breast - A Paean to Breast Feeding

Lana Citron | Posted 08.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lana Citron

Together Bear and the Milk Lady persevered, practicing every few hours. At times the Milk Lady felt alien - not like an earth mother at all.

The Day 'Agh' Was Supplanted

Lana Citron | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lana Citron

In the beginning was the word and word was Agh. As with everything in the Bear's life, it happened almost imperceptibly. Mornings would begin with Bear Song, a definitive 'Agh', the opening of big brown eyes and a milk tooth smile.

Ten of the Best Toddler Reads for World Book Day

Zoe Armstrong | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Zoe Armstrong

There is, I hear, a thing called 'extreme reading'. From what I can tell, this involves being photographed wielding a book in an odd - preferably unco...

What a Little Girl Taught Me About Humanity

Melissa Mostyn | Posted 02.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Melissa Mostyn

But when Isobel was finally diagnosed with cerebral palsy and global developmental delay at one year old, I found myself dealing with extraordinarily complex psychologies. Yes, I had a label; but it wasn't what I expected.

Mothers Should Ignore Expert Claim That Baby Classes Are Harmful

Melanie Batley | Posted 28.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Melanie Batley

In case middle class mothers didn't have enough insecurity about the quality of their parenting, a childcare expert has warned this week that the propensity to dedicate our energy, time and money giving them stimulation in the form of classes and activities could be counter-productive to their development.