Elevating Child Care

Author: Janet Lansbury
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1499103670
Release Date: 2014-05-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

Janet Lansbury's advice on respectful parenting is quoted and shared by millions of readers worldwide. Inspired by the pioneering parenting philosophy of her friend and mentor, Magda Gerber, Janet's influential voice encourages parents and child care professionals to perceive babies as unique, capable human beings with natural abilities to learn without being taught; to develop motor and cognitive skills; communicate; face age appropriate struggles; initiate and direct independent play for extended periods; and much more. Once we are able to view our children in this light, even the most common daily parenting experiences become stimulating opportunities to learn, discover, and to connect with our child. “Elevating Child Care” is a collection of 30 popular and widely read articles from Janet's website that focus on some of the most common infant/toddler issues: eating, sleeping, diaper changes, communication, separation, focus and attention span, creativity, boundaries, and more. Eschewing the quick-fix 'tips and tricks' of popular parenting culture, Janet's insightful philosophy lays the foundation for a closer, more fulfilling parent/child relationship, and children who grow up to be authentic, confident, successful adults.

Baby Knows Best

Author: Deborah Carlisle Solomon
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780316219211
Release Date: 2013-12-17
Genre: Family & Relationships

Raise self-confident, self-reliant children using the RIE (Resources for Infant Educarers) Approach. Your baby knows more than you think. That's the heart of the principles and teachings of Magda Gerber, founder of RIE (Resources for Infant Educarers), and Educaring. BABY KNOWS BEST is based on Gerber's belief in babies' natural abilities to develop at their own pace, without coaxing from helicoptering or hovering parents. The Educaring Approach helps parents see their infants as competent people with a growing ability to communicate, problem-solve, and self-soothe. BABY KNOWS BEST is a comprehensive resource that shows parents how to respond to their babies' cues and signals; how to develop healthy sleep habits; why babies need uninterrupted playtime; and how to set clear, consistent limits. The result? More relaxed parents and more confident, self-reliant children.

Your Self Confident Baby

Author: Magda Gerber
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
ISBN: 1630262617
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

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.

No Bad Kids Toddler Discipline Without Shame

Author: Janet Lansbury
Publisher:
ISBN: 1499351119
Release Date: 2014-09-18
Genre: Child rearing

Janet Lansbury is unique among parenting experts. As a RIE teacher and student of pioneering child specialist Magda Gerber, her advice is not based solely on formal studies and the research of others, but also on her twenty years of hands-on experience guiding hundreds of parents and their toddlers. "No Bad Kids" is a collection of Janet's most popular and widely read articles pertaining to common toddler behaviors and how respectful parenting practices can be applied to benefit both parents and children. It covers such common topics as punishment, cooperation, boundaries, testing, tantrums, hitting, and more. "No Bad Kids" provides a practical, indispensable tool for parents who are anticipating or experiencing those critical years when toddlers are developmentally obliged to test the limits of our patience and love. Armed with knowledge and a clearer sense of the world through our children's eyes, this period of uncertainty can afford a myriad of opportunities to forge unbreakable bonds of trust and respect.

Kiss Me

Author: Carlos González
Publisher: Pinter & Martin Publishers
ISBN: 9781780660103
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Family & Relationships

"Kiss me! How to Raise Your Children With Love" offers a guide to ethical parenting. Chapters include: Why children are the way they are; Your child is a good person; A few myths regarding sleep; Rewards and punishment; and, Quality time.

Becoming the Parent You Want to Be

Author: Laura Davis
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 9780307816771
Release Date: 2012-08-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

Informative, inspiring, and enlightening, Becoming the Parent You Want to Be provides parents with the building blocks they need to discover their own parenting philosophy and develop effective parenting strategies. Through in-depth information, practical suggestions, and many lively first-person stories, the authors address the many dilemmas and joys that the parent of young children encounter and demonstrate a range of solutions to the major issues that arise in the raising of babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Full of warmth, clarity, humor, and respect, Becoming the Parent You Want to Be gives parents permission to be human: to question, to learn, to make mistakes, to struggle and to grow, and, most of all, to have fun with their children.

Dear Parent

Author: Magda Gerber
Publisher:
ISBN: 1892560011
Release Date: 1998-01-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

Internationally renowned infant specialist Magda Gerber, M.A., the founder of RIE, offers a healthy new approach to infant care based on a profound respect for each baby's individual needs and abilities.

1 2 3 The Toddler Years

Author: Irene Van Der Zande
Publisher: Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center
ISBN: 0940953250
Release Date: 2011-05-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

Provides tips and advice about taking care of a toddler, including sleep schedules, feeding, and finding day care.

Calms

Author: Carrie Contey
Publisher:
ISBN: 0976873524
Release Date: 2007-04
Genre: Child mental health

A simple book to support parents to stay emotionally connected with their babies during challenging moments. Printed on recycled paper."This book is user-friendly and a little life-saver for Moms and Dads as they embark upon the grand journey of caring for their child. Easy to read - but make no mistake: this booklet is chock-a-block full of the most up-to-date, scientifically sound information and advice, and it will help you inject peace, harmony and pleasure into your relationship with your child. The beautiful and heart-warming family photos sprinkled throughout will keep you connected to our larger human family." ~Robin Grille, Author of Parenting for a Peaceful World

Your Baby Is Speaking to You

Author: Kevin Nugent
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547504490
Release Date: 2011-01-06
Genre: Family & Relationships

From an international expert on infant-parent communication, Your Baby Is Speaking To You is destined to become a parenting classic. Through intimate access to babies and their families, Dr. Kevin Nugent and acclaimed photographer Abelardo Morell capture the amazingly precocious communications strategies babies demonstrate from the moment they are born. Your Baby Is Speaking to You illustrates the full range of behaviors—early smiling to startling, feeding to sleeping, listening to your voice and recognizing your face. The newest research—including information on subtle and fleeting behaviors not seen or explained in any other book—illuminates the meaning of the things babies do that concern and delight new parents: – the language of yawning – the rich range of cries, and how to understand their meanings – baby’s earliest “sleep smiles” and sleep states, and what they signify Your Baby Is Speaking To You delivers the information parents crave in gentle, accessible style while giving parents the confidence they need to respond to their own baby’s way of communicating during the very first astonishing days and the months beyond.

The Unspeakable Loss

Author: Nisha Zenoff
Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
ISBN: 9780738219769
Release Date: 2017-11-07
Genre: Self-Help

A guide to hope and healing after the death of a child, from a grief counselor and psychotherapist who has been there. Nisha Zenoff lost her son in a tragic accident when he was just seventeen years old. Now, with decades of experience as a grief counselor and psychotherapist, she offers support and guidance from her own journey and from others who have experienced the death of a child. The Unspeakable Loss helps those who mourn to face the urgent questions that accompany loss: "Will my tears ever stop?" "Who am I now without my child?" "How can I help my other children cope?" "I lost my only child, how do I live?" "Will my marriage survive?" "Will life ever feel worth living again?" No matter where you are in your grieving process, The Unspeakable Loss provides a space to mourn in your own way, and helps you understand how the death of a child affects siblings, other family members and friends, recognizing that we each grieve differently. And while there is no one prescription for healing, Zenoff provides tools to practice the important aspects of grieving that are easily forgotten--self-compassion and self-care. The Unspeakable Loss doesn't flinch from the reality or pain caused by the death of a child, yet ultimately it is a book about the choice to embrace life, love, and joy again. As Zenoff writes in the Preface: "Our relationships with our children do not end with their deaths. Our relationships change, they're transformed, but our children will always be with us."

The Compassionate Sleep Solution

Author: Eileen Henry
Publisher:
ISBN: 153909247X
Release Date: 2016-11-21
Genre:

There are two major camps on getting children to sleep through the night. These methods are hotly debated and their oppositional forces can look like a battle scene from Game of Thrones. Arrows fly across internet camps and it all feels a bit life threatening. 1.Cry it out! - Deal breaker for many parents. 2.Do Whatever It Takes, All Day and All Night Long: To get your child the F to sleep. - Deal breaker for those of us who actually need real sleep to function in the real world. There are other more "gentle" approaches. These offer the much coveted "NO Cry" result.No cry - sorry to report - is Fantasy Island. The no cry unicorn baby is, for most of us, a mythological creature. The Compassionate Sleep Solution is a gentle, honest and realistic approach. Because in reality our children rarely have a gentle reaction to our ideas of what is best for them.Eileen Henry is one of the original sleep consultants in the U.S. After working with thousands of families for almost two decades she has developed the best method for dealing with a baby's very natural process of crying as well as the unnatural process of a parent having to listen to it. The Compassionate Sleep Solution will guide you through the process and show you the way to the following reality.Sleep is a developmental skill that all babies and toddlers can learn. Since crying can be a part of that reality, my method will teach you how to calm the cry.