Recommended Reading / Watching / Courses
What to Expect When You’re Expecting has long been the go-to manual for parents-to-be around the world. With detailed week-by-week explanations of what is happening to mother and baby, and advice backed by the latest research – think preparation, diet, self-care and complications – this book reassures parents while it tackles problems and addresses issues particular to today’s technological, multicultural and rapidly changing society – from the use of alternative medicine and assisted conception, to options for labour, delivery and much more.
- The Milky Way – a documentary that will make every viewer rethink motherhood and how we treat mothers. It is a film that will empower each woman to trust her body, her baby, and herself in her journey as a mother.
- Breastfeeding past infancy fact sheet – a fantastic summary with references to research on how breastfeeding benefits toddlers and young children nutritionally, immunologically and psychologically.
We all know that perfect parenting does not exist, yet we still struggle with the social expectations that teach us that being imperfect is synonymous with being inadequate. These messages are powerful and we end up spending precious time and energy managing perception and the carefully edited versions of the families we show to the world. On The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting, Dr. Brené Brown invites us on a journey to transform the lives of parents and children alike. Drawing on her 12 years of research on vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame, she presents ten guideposts to creating what she describes as “wholehearted” families where each of us can continually learn and grow as we reach our full potential.