The Smoking Mum

My suspicions are aroused! Whenever I see a young mother smoking, I am naturally suspicious. Medical advice is categorical in saying that pregnant women should not smoke (I would also argue that they should not smoke in that pre-conception period either) as it risks harm to the unborn baby. Smoking increases the risk of stillbirth, … Continue reading The Smoking Mum

Brainpower – Use it or Lose it

I’m worried about my brain. I don’t think it’s working as well as it used to. I can’t remember things; I’m getting my words mixed up, I can’t find the right words to express myself. What is happening to me? Is it dementia? Alzheimer’s? Do I have a brain disease? Do I need to see … Continue reading Brainpower – Use it or Lose it

“I Blame The Parents” Where do children go wrong?  

Everybody knows the argument. You’re not allowed to drive a car but you can have a baby. Having a baby requires no license, no permission, no training, no exams. It’s something, given the constraints of nature, that anybody can do anytime they like. The single most important act that people do – raising a child … Continue reading “I Blame The Parents” Where do children go wrong?  

The Best Start in Life – Conceptual Parenting

Getting the best start in life is about having a good education .…wrong. Getting the best start in life is about being offered opportunities to utilise and develop potential ….. wrong. Getting the best start in life is about being in a supportive and nurturing family environment ..…wrong. These facets may all be beneficial, but … Continue reading The Best Start in Life – Conceptual Parenting

Genetic Parenting – Prioritising your Genes

  Genetic Parenting is an aspect of parental behaviour evident throughout nature. The singular purpose of all living things is to pass on their genes to a new generation and, in so doing, seek to enhance their genetic prospects. This law of nature applies equally to humanity. Genetic Parenting is therefore about choosing the right … Continue reading Genetic Parenting – Prioritising your Genes

Pushing Asthma – a possible cause?

Nobody is really too sure as to what causes asthma. Many theories have been proposed. None have proven definitive as a scientifically accepted universal explanation. This article seeks to contribute to that debate by offering a less widely recognised reason why asthma may have become so prevalent over the last half century. Pushchairs have existed … Continue reading Pushing Asthma – a possible cause?