Author Katherine Dettwyler, PhD Articles

A Natural Age of Weaning

Cultures around the world have very different beliefs about when children should be weaned, from very early in the United States to very late in some places. One often hears that the worldwide average age of weaning is 4.2 years, but this figure is...

Also labeled: Issue #35, The Outer Womb

Sleeping Through the Night

This essay was originally directed to one person. It has been edited slightly to make it less specific. Someone from parent-l passed along a post about children sleeping through the night on to me and asked me to respond. I was one...

Also labeled: Issue #01, The Outer Womb