VOLUME 11 ISSUE 2

FOCUS ON: Parenting and parenting styles

An independent not for profit journal, supporting you to support parents in the first 1000 days.
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1000 Days of Parent Education: Talking to parents about sleeping, feeding and language development

24th April 2024
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Supporting you to support parents in the first 1000 days

The IJBPE focuses on education and support for parents in the context of the critical 1000 days, covering pre-conception, pregnancy, labour, birth, perinatal mental health, infant feeding, early child development and parenting programmes.

Pregnancy and the first years of parenting are ‘a teachable moment’ when mothers and fathers are exceptionally open to making changes in their lives. Our readership comprises professional and lay people who want to make a difference to children’s lives by using their knowledge and skills to educate and support mothers and fathers as they make the transition to parenthood.

The Journal demonstrates how research can be applied in practice and every issue supports CDP via a reflective activity to engage readers more closely with the content of the articles.

We offer:

  • Articles from leading academics across the world explaining the current state of knowledge in the very early years
  • Articles presenting best practice in caring for families making the transition to parenthood
  • Challenging editorials from policy makers and key thinkers
  • Brief summaries of the latest research
  • Articles describing the work of third sector organisations caring for parents and children
  • Extracts from the latest books for practitioners and parents
  • Reflective tools
  • Teaching activities for use with parent groups

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IJBPE News

Feeding and Sleeping: A complex picture

Feeding and Sleeping: A complex picture

Most new parents, especially mothers, lose sleep over how best to feed their baby – and hunger for ways to ensure everyone gets a good night’s sleep.

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Maternal deaths on the rise, but off the radar

Maternal deaths on the rise, but off the radar

The latest research in the UK (Knight et al. on behalf of MBRRACE, 2023) and Sweden (Hagatulah et al., 2024) reveals that the death rate during, and in the weeks following, pregnancy has increased significantly. Although similar data can be found among other ‘First World’ nations, the rate in the UK alone has reached a 20-year high.

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Bilingualism benefits premature children, study finds

Bilingualism benefits premature children, study finds

New research suggests that speaking more than one language could help strengthen executive functioning, a set of skills critical to development and academic success.

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INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BIRTH & PARENTS EDUCATION

Introduction to The Journal

The International Journal of Birth and Parent Education is an independent, international, not for profit publication aimed at professionals and lay educators working across the transition to parenthood.

Founded eleven years ago by Professor of Perinatal Education, Mary Nolan, and Consultant Perinatal Educator, Shona Gore, the Journal is published quarterly and each issue explores key topics in the first 1000 days, including pre-conception education, education in pregnancy and for labour and birth, perinatal mental health, infant feeding, early child development and parenting programmes.

FREE ARTICLES

FREE Articles from the IJBPE

These articles are free for you to browse.

They illustrate some of the topics that the Journal covers and the way in which it covers them. We hope you find them interesting, informative and accessible.

Improving health and well-being before, between and beyond pregnancy

(Volume 9, Issue 2)

Sarah Verbiest and Eric McClain

Drumming for birth

(Volume 11, Issue 1)

Sophie Messager 
Why drumming is a powerful support tool for pregnancy and birth.

The need for a nuanced understanding of the digital world

(Volume 10, Issue 4)

Sally Hogg (Sally's Column)

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