For many years I was a nurse and worked in the Winnicott Neonatal Baby Unit at St Mary’s Hospital in London. Donald Winnicott was a paediatrician and child psychotherapist. He believed that a ‘good enough’ mother, rather than a perfect mother, was better for a child’s social and mental development. Which has always been a comfort to me as a mother.

Picture: Mother and Child by Frederic Leighton