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Pinky McKay

Pinky is an international board certified lactation consultant, best-selling baby care author and mum of five who specialises in gentle parenting techniques. Check out Pinky’s books, parenting resources and free newsletter at www.pinkymckay.com.au.

When your child prefers one parent

Pinky McKay It’s common for toddlers to show a preference for either parent, and it will pass. Here are some ways to deal with it in the meantime.

What’s in your parenting toolbox?

baby mum

Pinky McKay So often as parents, we don’t really talk about our ‘parenting toolboxes’. But you need to be aware of what you and your partner are working with, and to decide what does and doesn't fit in your...

When grandparents spoil your kids

hand holding girl

Pinky McKay The relationship between grandparents and grandchildren is very precious, no matter how it’s expressed, but the road to family harmony can be paved with a few rocky patches.

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The risks of overpraising young children

Praise children for who they are not what they do.

Pinky McKay And it’s not only TV celebs who gush, ‘you are amaaaazing!’ It seems as though everyone is saying it, everywhere we go, especially parents.

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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Superbaby!

smart baby

Pinky McKay Feeling guilty that you might be depriving your child of opportunities? Considering enrolling him in classes and buying products that promise to 'make your child smarter'? You're worrying for nothing...

Family foods

Pinky McKay A lot of confusion arises around feeding as your chubby baby becomes a toddler: although he is now very active, the rapid growth of your toddler’s first year will slow down and his appetite may...

Family foods

Childcare centres will be named and shamed

Pinky McKay A lot of confusion arises around feeding as your chubby baby becomes a toddler: although he is now very active, the rapid growth of your toddler’s first year will slow down and his appetite may...

Top toddler settling tips

Pinky McKay Your toddler’s delaying tactics at bedtime – needing a drink, one more kiss, a lost toy – are her way of saying, ‘I really want you to stay with me.