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In the womb, Baby is moving to the rhythm of his mama’s heartbeat, is comforted and amused by the songs sung by partner or siblings, and is rocked to sleep by the movements of daily life. This dance doesn’t have to stop when the baby is born.
Yes, the COVID pandemic has been hard on working mothers.
Parents Need Parents
In recent years, several writers have recommended that parents abstain from praise as well as criticism. They see praise as a form of parental manipulation of the child's behavior: more subtle than blame and criticism but harmful nonetheless.
A subtle, but important, factor affecting the development of children's self-esteem is when parenting gets conditional. Connecting a child's behavior (and thereby his sense of self) with extrinsic factors affects his dignity.