“I think all parents know that occasionally the best thing that we can give a kid is a smack, but it can never be something that hurts them.” Tony Abbott, prime minister, Australia  Wow! Mr Abbott, please explain:  “ the best thing …

Attachment parenting – bonding or bondage?

  You have lovingly, gently responded to your baby’s cues, you have been respectful about how you interact with your toddler, you have read and researched how you can help your child develop optimum mental, emotional and physical well-being and you have encouraged his joyous spirit. …