Fathers – the challenge of being a new Dad

By Dr Bronwyn Leigh New and expectant Dads are increasingly getting our attention – and with good reason. Traditionally, mental health concerns have focused on new and expectant mothers, but it has become clearer in more recent years that the perinatal period is a time of psychological vulnerability for fathers too. Recent Australian research surveying […]

Baby massage

By Caroline Heckendorf Baby massage has been practised for centuries and was first introduced into Western society in the 1970s. In the following years massage strokes were researched, studied and refined to provide the basis for how baby massage is taught by certified instructors today. During a class, an instructor will lead mums and bubs […]

The happy sleeper

By Dr Bronwyn Leigh I’m always heartened when I find a sensible and sensitive book for parents, especially when it addresses the contentious issue of infant and toddler sleep. Julie Wright and Heather Turgeon are two Los Angeles-based psychotherapists and authors of the practical step-by-step guidebook, The Happy Sleeper (Penguin Random House, 2014).  This book […]

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