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Your Self-Confident Baby: How to Encourage Your Child's Natural Abilities - from the Very Start Paperback – 23 February 2012

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  • Paperback : 256 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1118158792
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1118158791
  • Language: : English
  • Customer reviews:
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"A vital resource for new and expectant parents."-- Ed Greene, Ph.D., Board Member, National Association for the Education of Young Children

"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 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 learning, and much more

About the Author

Magda Gerber founded Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE) and created a series of instructional videos. Allison Johnson is a freelance writer.

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