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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
Mother with anxiety when breastfeeding or D-MER
Breastfeeding anxiety – D-MER

This post is also available in: SvenskaFacts 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 Re…

Child crying and being comforted by an adult
Children & grief – how children grieve and how you can help – Part 2

This post is also available in: SvenskaThis is the second post in the series about children and death. In this post, we talk about how children grieve and how you can help. This post is also written b…

Children at funeral with lit candles
Children and funerals – Part 3

This post is also available in: SvenskaThe 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 ab…

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

This post is also available in: SvenskaWe 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 i…

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

This post is also available in: SvenskaThis 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 ma…

Parent groups are a good way to find other parents on parental leave
Finding other people on parental leave – what to do on parental leave?

This post is also available in: SvenskaA 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 …

Influenza vaccine for pregnant women
Flu (influenza) vaccine during pregnancy – pros and cons

This post is also available in: SvenskaFlu 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 inf…

Having a baby after infertility

This post is also available in: SvenskaHaving 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…

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

This post is also available in: SvenskaThe 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 Chri…

Mum with child in a baby carrier
Mother with borderline personality disorder shares her experiences

This post is also available in: SvenskaThis blog details the extra challenges you face parenting as a person with borderline personality disorder, also known as emotionally unstable personality disord…

A baby slumbers on a tired mom's shoulder
My baby just wants to sleep on me and your baby doesn’t want to be in your arms

This post is also available in: SvenskaSome 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 …

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

This post is also available in: SvenskaDepression is a common disease. Postpartum depression is depression associated with being a new parent. If you are experiencing postpartum depression, it is espe…

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

This post is also available in: SvenskaAgnes 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 …

Siblings of sick children

This post is also available in: SvenskaSiblings of sick children have special needs, but they are often forgotten. This happens especially in families with seriously or chronically ill children. The s…

Mother talks to children about death
Talking to children about death: Part 1

This post is also available in: SvenskaFacts and advice about talking to children about death. This post is about how children understand and respond to death at different developmental stages . This …

Child in a temper tantrum laying on the floor and screaming
Terrible twos – how to deal with temper tantrums in children

This post is also available in: SvenskaFacts and advice about managing the terrible twos or temper tantrums. This blog post is written by pediatricians for parents. Terrible twos, temper tantrums, thr…

What about my child can I post on Facebook?

This post is also available in: SvenskaToday 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 writin…

You can eat and drink whatever you want when breastfeeding
What medications can I take, and what can I eat while breastfeeding

This post is also available in: SvenskaThere is a lot of information online about what breastfeeding mothers are allowed to eat, drink, and what medications they can take. So which resources can mothe…

father lying in bed wide awake
Worried about your children? – What to do as a anxious parent

This post is also available in: SvenskaWorrying about children is part of parenting.  At the start of a school year, a part of you begins to worry. Will your children make friends? Will they get …

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