Your self-confident baby: how to encourage your child's natural abilities--from the very start
"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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Review: Your Self-Confident Baby: How to Encourage Your Child's Natural Abilities -- From the Very StartUser Review - Steffani Rideau - Goodreads
I am a huge proponent of baby wearing, not letting my baby 'cry it out', and breastfeeding well beyond the authors recommended year mark (we're hoping to make it minimum of two years), but I still got ... Read full review
Review: Your Self-Confident Baby: How to Encourage Your Child's Natural Abilities -- From the Very StartUser Review - Barbara - Goodreads
This is one of the best-ever books on parenting. I used so many of the techniques with my son who is now 13. Whenever a friend is having a baby, this is the book I buy her. Read full review
The Birth of RIE
The First Months with Your Baby
Selecting the Right Child Care
Your Baby Becomes Mobile
Your Budding Toddler
Your Teething Toddler
RIE Doesnt End at Two