Entries by Dr Kaylene Henderson

The Science Behind the ‘Mummy/Mommy Wars’

I’ve always found it interesting that there are so many different parenting ‘styles’. What I hadn’t anticipated before joining the ranks of parenthood myself several years ago was that many parents are not only advocates for their preferred ‘style’ but staunch defenders of what they perceive to be the ‘only right way’. Drawn to Child […]

Understanding Attachment

What is attachment? The clinical concept of attachment refers to the quality of the relationship between a child and their caregiver. (This is different from the style of parenting known as ‘attachment parenting’). The importance of secure relationships in childhood: The security of your relationship with children has a big impact on several long term […]