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Parenting: Postnatal depression, Unschooling

How does PND impact on the quality of relationship between grandmothers and grandchildren? Home education and 'unschooling' - what's the appeal to parents?

One in every 10 women will suffer from postnatal depression within a year of giving birth, according to the NHS. A new study has found that the quality of the relationship between mother and child can be affected into adult life and even have a knock-on influence on the quality of relationship between grandmothers and grandchildren. Dr Sarah Myers who carried out the study, Frances Masters who had postnatal depression after her second child and is now a grandmother and Dr Trudi Seneviratne Chair of the Perinatal Psychiatry faculty at the Royal College of Psychiatrists join Jane to discuss PND.

Why are an increasing number of parents choosing to educate their children at home, instead of in a conventional school? Vickie who ‘unschools’ her daughter and Callie Vandewiele who was home educated in the US and is now completing her PhD at Cambridge University discuss the merits along with Dr Helen Lees, Reader in Alternative Education Studies at Newman University in Birmingham.

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