BY CHRIS MULLER
We often forget that our parenting skills are constantly a work in progress. Our own cultures or our childhood experiences and those of our partner all have an impact on how we will raise our children. Whilst there is no one way for everyone, there are certainly some methods that honour the child and the child’s needs more than others. This was a fabulous episode where Chris and I discus the aware parent, based on principles from Aletha Solter’s famous book “the aware baby”. She certainly has the wisdom and experience to help many parents and offers so much sounds advice on the interview.
BY DOTAN DAGAN
Dotan was born in Israel and grew up in the Netherlands. She has been a carer for a decade and has owned a catering company. After becming a mother in 2012 she felt inspired to work with new mothers. Dotan is now an independent postpartum care taker, (kraamverzorgende) which is a recognized profession in the Netherlands and part of its unique maternity care system. She is focusing on a nourishing, natural approach for the postpartum period. Dotan has experience in methods such as attachment parenting, Aware parenting, baby wearing, baby led weaning, co-sleeping, long-term nursing and non-violent communication and is very respectful of the parents individual needs and wishes during this special moment in their lives. Here’s Dotans Website!
About Kaz Jaffe owner of Mum’s The Word
Dr. Karen (Kaz) Jaffe is Australian born Chiropractor who has recently returned to life and practice In Melbourne. Following graduation she worked for 3 years locally and then in 2004 she packed her bags after accepting a position in Holland, and embarked on a journey to live and practice in a place she had never been!! Brave? Naive? Adventurous? Whatever it was, or possibly all three it changed her life forever. She was awarded the DUTCH CHIROPRACTOR OF THE YEAR award in 2011, the first woman to receive the title. And much more
Kaz is truly inspired to educate and change people’s perception about what “real health” actually is and lives to empower people to achieve maximum health and vitality through natural chiropractic care. Her personal passion is natural birth and conscious parenting and being a parent herself, she is extremely passionate that all babies deserve to have their spines checked as soon as possible after birth for the best start in life.