Sheila Kitzinger’s Letter From Europe

“The evidence from history, and from cultures all over the world, is that, by and large, ordinary, spontaneous, loving mothers who are alert to their babies’ needs, and who are supported by other women, do better than all the experts put together. Our babies are not our enemies. You don’t need an MBA in baby management to be a good mother .”

Blackwell Synergy: Birth, Vol 33, Issue 1, pp. 77-78: Sheila Kitzinger’s Letter From Europe: Boot Camps for Babies (Full Text)


I love that line – our babies are not our enemies. I feel like in previous generations we really were, as though the parents were at war with their children from crying it out at a few weeks old to “seen but not heard” later on.

link doesn’t work for me 🙁

Try this link:

http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.0730-7659.2006.00077.x

The query string on the end was causing the error I think.





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