A hugger or a tiger mother: battle of the baby-rearing strategies
A series of new books is likely to open up fresh controversy about the way we bring up our children; some demanding strict, regimented parenting, others a more laid-back approach
The hapless mother who innocently mashed up some sweet potato last week, before sliding a spoonful into the mouth of a six-month-old, is now at the centre of national controversy. Although this woman (for it probably was a woman) might have believed she was following up-to-date weaning advice by giving her child their first taste of solid food, it turns out she was wrong. Parents should give their children "solids" from the end of their fourth month, according to an edict from British child health experts.
Sunday, 16 January, 2011
- JK Rowling's first novel for adults draws on her struggles with poverty
- John Keats was an opium addict, claims a new biography of the poet
- Bilbo Baggins at 75
- Emma Thompson: By the Book
- ArtsBeat: Stephen King's 'Misery' Back From the Dead in Bucks County
- Pottermore goes back to school with new content
- Elmore Leonard to be honoured by National Book Foundation
- Stranger, young adult novel with gay hero, acquired by publisher
- Books of The Times: ‘This Is How You Lose Her,’ by Junot Díaz
- Neil Young quits drugs and alcohol
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