Treat Mum for PND and the kids do better – who knew?!



About Karyn @ kloppenmum

kloppenmum is me, Karyn Van Der Zwet, mother of three and ex-teacher. I'm part of a revolution in parenting, with the aim to raise mature (not sophisticated) and self-assured children. I also know some stuff about adults. I have also had articles printed in The Journal for The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (Children and Young People) and the US parenting magazine, Pathways to Family Wellness, as well I regularly write for World Moms Blog (named as one of the Forbes 100 most useful blogs for women 2012 &2013). You can follow me on facebook (kloppenmum) pinterest (Karyn at Kloppenmum) and twitter (@kloppenmum). I'm also vaguely on LinkedIn (Karyn Van Der Zwet). Thanks to Joe (Mr Hare) for taking the photo. Cheers, son: xxxx.
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10 Responses to Treat Mum for PND and the kids do better – who knew?!

  1. hakea says:

    Thanks for this too, I’ll distribute it to my work colleagues.

  2. Blondy Magee says:


  3. Perhaps kids raise themselves and that is why mothers are not considered as needed or useful. Great article.

    • I do think that people forget that kids don’t raise themselves. It would be so great if mothering was actually valued instead of lots of hot-air around the topic. Then maybe all women, but especially those with PND would get the assistance they really needed.

  4. IfByYes says:

    Yeah, the government of Canada is VERY big on preventing Post Partum Depression for this very reason. When I got pregnant I was immediately referred to the “reproductive mental health” part of the women’s hospital, where I’ve received full-service psychiatric care from pregnancy onwards, just to prevent PPD!

    • I wish the government would do something like that here. There seems to be little *real* understanding of the long-term impact of PND on both mothers and their babies. Pleased that Canada seems to have sorted this out; no doubt the rest of the western world will follow…eventually.

      • @Klopp – Canada is socialist and as history has proven time after time, socialism always fails and is detrimental to a nation. The Canadian model is not one to follow.

        • I don’t know a thing about Canadian politics. I do think that the Canadian approach of prevention/dealing with post-natal depression is a really important one for preventing a multitude of problems for the women and children involved in the short-term and long-term. Regardless of other polices, which I might not agree with if I knew about them.

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