Maternal Sensitivity and Preoccupation: Why we need to protect the mother-infant relationship

By Dr Bronwyn Leigh When all is going well enough, a few things naturally happen towards the end of your pregnancy.  One is that you become more preoccupied with yourself, your body and your baby.  It is during this time that your sensitivity becomes heightened.  Women tend to become more insular and begin to withdraw […]

Emotional Wellbeing and New Parenthood: The Healthy Mind Platter

The Healthy Mind Platter for Optimal Brain Matter. Copyright © 2011 David Rock and Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. All rights reserved. Used with permission. By Dr Yoko Hayashi There is no doubt that becoming a parent makes it challenging to look after your own physical and emotional wellbeing. It is difficult to find time for yourself […]

The ‘Good Enough’ Parent

By Dr Bronwyn Leigh “The good-enough mother is one who makes active adaptation to the infant’s needs, an active adaptation that gradually lessens, according to the infant’s growing ability to account for failure of adaptation and to tolerate the results of frustration.” – D. W. Winnicott, paediatrician and parent-infant therapist ‘Good enough’ parenting encompasses being […]

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