When Dr Ajay Sharma dropped into our lives, we had no idea how far-reaching his influence would be for our parents. A Neuro-Developmental Pediatrician from the UK, he wanted to do something useful here in his own country and we were the lucky ones he chose to work through. We thought it was mostly going to be about US.
Ajay is something of a household name in England, where many families bring their children up according to his advice. He is the English version of our American Dr Spock, the author of a classic British baby and child care manual, and if Brit mums are anything like I was when my children were small, he is the one they turn to in the small hours of the night when the fever is rising or the screams have reached a crescendo and nothing they try works.