Marlene Hellene was born in 1979. She writes on her blog “Tollabea” and via her Twitter profile MarleneHellene. She lives with her family in Karlsruhe.
HE’S OUTGROWN THE BABY HATCH: TALES FROM THE MATERNAL HEALTH FACTORY
Have you ever heard of “wobbly tooth pubescence”? Even children as young as six have been known to stomp angrily through the house slamming doors. In “He‘s Outgrown the Baby Hatch” Marlene Hellene tells us about the challenges which parents have to face when babies become children. Baby food-spattered blouses, full nappies and sleepless nights are now being replaced by parental WhatsApp groups and fear of school 2.0. When children grow up, mothers have to learn to rein in their inner tendencies towards ‘helicopter’ parenting. And this is true across the board: laughter is the best relief for the crazy day-to-day of parenting.