Author: Amy

Amy

About the Author:

Amy Webb, PhD is a scholar turned stay-at-home mom with two young sons. With her blog, The Thoughtful Parent, she brings academic child development and parenting research into the lives of parents in the trenches of child-rearing. She does not claim to be a parenting expert, but rather a translator of academic research into reader-friendly articles.
I quit parenting

Quit parenting … I did

In a parenting rut? Maybe its time to focus on the relationship not the task of parenting.

Getting to the bottom (or top) of risk-taking

Getting to the bottom (or top) of risk-taking

Risk-taking … what do the experts say?

Empathy: growing children who care

Empathy: growing children who care

Ever wondered how you can foster caring in your child? Your behaviour is likely to have an impact.

Difficult baby? Surprising research

Difficult baby? Surprising research

Difficult baby does not equate to difficult child

Preschool changes behaviour, not the brain

Preschool changes behaviour, not the brain

Need a strong argument for play-based learning in preschool. Read on.

Attachment - relationship, not rules

Attachment parenting vs attachment theory

An insightful overview of attachment theory versus attachment parenting in theory and practice.

Struggling to breastfeed made me a better mum

Struggling to breastfeed made me a better mum

A refreshing outlook to help those struggling to breastfeed.

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