Tag: motherhood

Mother Baby Separation after Birth

At what age can human babies be safely separated from their mother? What does nature have to say on this topic? Puppies are not supposed to be separated from their litter and mother before they are two months old; they may become aggressive unruly adult dogs if separated too early Fawns stay by their mother …

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Ask Dr. Ada: Co-Sleeping Toddler

Co-Sleeping Toddler

Dear Dr. Ada: My 4-year-old son wants to sleep with me, bugging me night after night, and saying that he will marry me. Do I need to worry? Response: There is nothing to worry about this early childhood boyish wish; it is quite common. Hug your son and gently tell him that you love him …

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Ask Dr. Ada: How Long to Stay Home with Baby

Stay at Home with Baby

Dear Dr. Ada: How long should I stay at home with my baby before returning to my full time work in a law office? Response: Ideally, a parent should stay home with a child for the first 2 to 3 years of life. This period is important for establishing a secure sense of attachment between …

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Should Every Woman Become a Mother?

My short answer to this question is “no”. Not every woman should become a mother. One first needs to be ready for this all-encompassing, exhilarating, and life-giving experience. This answer, however, is not written in stone. It is fluid, subjective and prone to change. A woman who is not ready for motherhood at one point …

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A Mother’s Job Description

A mother's job description

What is a mother’s actual job description? Why should a young, healthy, and energetic woman, often highly educated and professionally experienced, stay home for a few years with a new baby? Are the first two to three years of a child’s life worth a mother putting her own career and personal interests on hold? In …

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