Your self-confident baby: how to encourage your child's natural abilities--from the very start

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J. Wiley, Dec 1, 1997 - Education - 236 pages
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"At long last --Magda Gerber's wisdom and spice captured in a book --what a treasure! Now parents and caregivers everywhere can benefit from learning what it means to truly respect babies." --Janet Gonzalez-Mena Author of Infants, Toddlers, and Caregivers and Dragon Mom

"Magda Gerber's approach will deepen your understanding of your baby and help you truly appreciate the complexity, competence, and amazing capacities of the small human being for whom you are caring." --Jeree H. Pawl, Ph.D. Director, Infant-Parent Program University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine.

As the founder of Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE), Magda Gerber has spent decades helping new mothers and fathers give their children the best possible start in life. Her successful parenting approach harnesses the power of this basic fact: Your baby is unique and will grow in confidence if allowed to develop at his or her own pace. The key to successful parenting is learning to observe your child and to trust him or her to be an initiator, an explorer, a self-learner with an individual style of problem solving and mastery.

Now you can discover the acclaimed RIE approach. This practical and enlightening guide will help you:
* Develop your own observational skills
* Learn when to intervene with your baby and when not to
* Find ways to connect with your baby through daily caregiving routines such as feeding, diapering, and bathing
* Effectively handle common problems such as crying, discipline, sleep issues, toilet training, and much more.

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Contents

The Birth of RIE
13
Newborn Parents
55
The First Months with Your Baby
65
Selecting the Right Child Care
109
Your Baby Becomes Mobile
127
Your Budding Toddler
165
Your Teething Toddler
222
RIE Doesnt End at Two
228
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About the author (1997)

MAGDA GERBER is the founder and Director of Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE). She lectures and conducts workshops for parents and professionals throughout the United States and Canada, and has created a series of instructional videos.

ALLISON JOHNSON is a freelance writer and is raising her own daughter using the RIE approach.

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