The Science of Touch: A Hug a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

When I was a new Mum, I was warned not to carry my baby too much or he would get spoiled. “Try not to pick him up immediately when he cries or he will expect to be picked up whenever he makes a sound,” they said. In my ignorance, I heeded that advice – initially –Continue reading “The Science of Touch: A Hug a Day Keeps the Doctor Away”

Babies Need Love to Survive

When Aristotle was born, I used to get warnings from well-intentioned relatives that I shouldn’t carry Aristotle too much or he would get spoilt and expect to be carried all the time.  One of those well-intentioned relatives happened to be my mother who was rather proud of the fact that she left my brother toContinue reading “Babies Need Love to Survive”