In this episode, we take a look at something nearly all expectant parents do – the reading of self-help books
In this episode, we take a look at something nearly all expectant parents do – the reading of self-help books – and ask whether the advice they’re picking up is actually teaching unattainable goals.
Dr Lexie Scherer is a senior lecturer at the University of Portsmouth and her research has discovered that parenting manuals can lead to a parent-shaming culture, affecting mothers, fathers and often children as a result.
How can online forums and communities create a healthier and more supportive community for mums and dads? And how is an Australian website leading the way in supporting young families with sleep?
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Dr Lexie Scherer’s research: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/chso.12714
The Milk Meg: https://themilkmeg.com/
The Beyond Sleep Training Project Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/beyondsleeptrainingproject/
Little Sparklers: https://littlesparklers.org/
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