We live in a society that has actively ignored that we are primates. This makes parenting so much harder, especially as our children hit the toddler years.
Could the root of many of our parenting woes lie in the evolutionary mismatch theory? New research looking at one example makes a strong case for this.
New headlines suggest solitary sleep can improve infant sleep, but digging deeper makes it clear that this suggestion is not only wrong, but potentially dangerous.
If you're a mom, you've probably been treated to many articles that set out to dismiss breastfeeding research as flawed. Here I want to talk about one of the flaws in breastfeeding research that has received virtually no attention yet has a great impact on our understanding of this biological process.
The dismissal of the importance of a rise in cortisol on the developing brain is very popular with extinction sleep training apologists. Although we do not know the exact influences, there are reasons to be cautious of this dismissal, which ignores key evolutionary and biological information.
Play is important for kids and it's also one of the ways we can help teach them. Here are 7 eco-friendly activities you can do with your kids that are fun, crafty, and educational.
Here is a summary of what Evolutionary Parenting stands for. In short, it’s the idea that the way in which we as humans (and other mammals) have parented over hundreds of thousands of years (i.e., the way we’ve EVOLVED to parent) is intricately related to the well-being of our children.