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Being a parent means that you’re always learning. On this page you’ll find posts with tips and advice about what works and what doesn’t. You are responsible for the child’s protection and safety. Here you’ll learn how to distinguish between definite danger and what’s perceived as dangerous. You can also read about helping children deal with grief, defiance and helping children deal with divorce. Finally, you’ll find a collection of posts about safe summer for children.

Behavior of children and parents
Breastfeeding anxiety – D-MER
Breastfeeding anxiety – D-MER

Facts and advice about the anxiety caused by breastfeeding aka D-MER. Posts are written by pediatricians for parents. D-MER stands for Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex. This reader describes the feelin…

Children and grief – How you can help
Children and grief – How you can help

This is the second post in the series on children and death. In this post, we talk about children and grief. This post is also written by the priest Katarina Tingström. The first post in the serie…

Children at funerals
Children at funerals

The third concluding post about children, death, grief and funerals is about children and funerals. Feel free to read the first post about talking to children about death and the second, about childre…

Divorce and children – separate without harming your children
Divorce and children – separate without harming your children

We received a question about children and divorce: “I would very much like to read about how to deal with small children during a separation”. What is important to think about? Are there studies on wh…

Feeling like a bad mother? – When you can’t cope with your kids
Feeling like a bad mother? – When you can’t cope with your kids

This post came about after someone searched the blog for “why am I such a horrible mom”. I felt an immediate sense of compassion. Surely there are many of us who think “I can’t cope with my children” …

Finding other people on parental leave – what to do on parental leave?

Finding other people on parental leave – what to do on parental leave?
Finding other people on parental leave – what to do on parental leave?

A few weeks ago, I asked a counselor at the neighboring children’s hospital what she thought I should write about. “Write about the need for parents on parental leave to meet other parents,” she said.…

Flu (influenza) vaccine during pregnancy – pros and cons
Flu (influenza) vaccine during pregnancy – pros and cons

Flu vaccines are offered to all pregnant women in Sweden. Learn why and the pros and cons of vaccinations against influenza during pregnancy. Read more about influenza vaccines for children here.  P…

Having a baby after infertility
Having a baby after infertility

Having a baby after infertility or IVF is not as easy as you might think. Yes, the child is expected, but the very story of infertility can sometimes put a brake on the joys of parenthood. My friend w…

Having a baby after involuntary infertility

Having a baby after involuntary infertility or IVF is not as easy as you might think. Yes, the child is expected. But the very story of infertility can sometimes put a brake on the joys of parenthood.…

Having a baby after involuntary infertility

Having a baby after involuntary infertility or IVF is not as easy as you might think. Yes, the child is expected. But the very story of infertility can sometimes put a brake on the joys of parenthood.…

Having a baby after involuntary infertility

Having a baby after involuntary infertility or IVF is not as easy as you might think. Yes, the child is expected. But the very story of infertility can sometimes put a brake on the joys of parenthood.…

iPads or mobiles for small children – is screen time dangerous?
iPads or mobiles for small children – is screen time dangerous?

The vast majority of children today probably play on an iPad, mobile or tablet at least once a day. But is it that a good thing? The blogger Apan sat at the Christmas tree and asked the readers of his…

Mother with borderline personality disorder – support and advice about the challenges of parenthood
Mother with borderline personality disorder – support and advice about the challenges of parenthood

This blog details the extra challenges you face in parenting as a person with borderline personality disorder. This applies to those of you whose own parents have been anything but role models. Blog p…

My baby just wants to sleep on me and your baby doesn’t want to be in your arms
My baby just wants to sleep on me and your baby doesn’t want to be in your arms

Some babies just want to be close all the time, others never want to be in anyone’s arms. Some can only sleep on you and others can’t go to sleep on your lap. What should I do? What are you like? D…

Postpartum depression – when it’s hard to be a parent
Postpartum depression – when it’s hard to be a parent

Depression is a common disease. Postpartum depression is depression associated with being a new parent. If you are experiencing postpartum depression, it is especially important to seek care quickly. …

Professor Agnes Wold on advising new parents
Professor Agnes Wold on advising new parents

Agnes Wold is a Swedish professor in clinical microbiology and well known for her work for women in science. She is also the co-author of Parenthood the Swedish way – a science-based guide to pregnanc…

Siblings of sick children
Siblings of sick children

Siblings of sick children have special needs, but they are often forgotten. This happens especially in families with seriously or chronically ill children. The sick child often takes a very large part…

Talking to children about death
Talking to children about death

Facts and advice about talking to children about death. This post is about how children of different ages understand death and about being afraid of death. By the author, therapist and pastor of the C…

Terrible twos – how to deal with temper tantrums in children
Terrible twos – how to deal with temper tantrums in children

Facts and advice about managing the terrible twos or temper tantrums. This blog post is written by pediatricians for parents. Terrible twos, temper tantrums… It’s got many names. Three-year-old defi…

What about my child can I post on Facebook?

What about my child can I post on Facebook?
What about my child can I post on Facebook?

Today we are happy to present a new guest blogger, IT security specialist Johanna Mannung. Joanna has written a very wise and thought-provoking post about writing and posting pictures of children on s…

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