kloppenmum is me, Karyn Van Der Zwet, mother of three and ex-teacher. One day I woke up and realised that, by following common parenting advice, we had created a sad and tantrum-y boy, I spent more than seven years reading everything I could about the human condition : neurology, psychology, sociology, anthropology, history, physical health… I became really ANGRY with most of the parenting advice around. (Have none of the ‘experts’ and medical people read the science?) We changed what we were doing, all through trial and error with many mistakes and now – all is well.
So, all my information is based on real outcomes, which can be measured. It all comes down to biology…do this and you’ll get this kind of child…do this and you’ll get another. No parenting myth here (or…how ONE group of people would LIKE the world to be).
Boring bits: I’m a New Zealander born and raised - born in Hastings, grew up in rural Hawke’s Bay, now live on a life-style block (more block than lifestyle) just out of Napier, I was a primary teacher for mumble years; I travelled for four years in a typically round peg way; taught some more; met my husband and eventually had three children; and I’m f.i.n.a.l.l.y. starting to feel like myself again – after 11 years or so of pregnancies, babies and toddlers.
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Thanks to Mr Hare for taking the photo. Cheers, son: xxxx.