SuperBaby: 12 Ways to Give Your Child a Head Start in the First 3 Years

SuperBaby: 12 Ways to Give Your Child a Head Start in the First 3 Years

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by Jenn Berman
     
 
The first three years of life are the most important for nurturing a child's full potential: that's when they start forming attachments, developing a sense of self, and learning to trust. During this time, there are critical windows of opportunity that parents can take advantage of-if they know how. In a dozen succinct yet information-packed chapters,

Overview

The first three years of life are the most important for nurturing a child's full potential: that's when they start forming attachments, developing a sense of self, and learning to trust. During this time, there are critical windows of opportunity that parents can take advantage of-if they know how. In a dozen succinct yet information-packed chapters, award-winning columnist and professional therapist Dr. Jenn Berman gives parents the knowledge they need. Her enlightening sidebars, bulleted lists, and concrete, easy-to-use strategies will help parents raise happy, healthy babies…who grow to be flourishing toddlers and successful adults.

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"Read SuperBaby, apply its teachings, and become a super parent or grandparent." –Dr. Nathaniel Branden, author of The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem

Publishers Weekly
Starred Review.

The popular author of The A to Z Guide to Raising Happy, Confident Kids focuses now on the first critical years in a baby's life. Berman's direct and caring approach includes advice from parenting experts and insights gained from her own experience as a therapist and mother. Twelve key areas are covered, ranging from The Importance of Play to Creating Security and Predictability, and well-organized chapters are laid out with easy-reference suggestions, tips, guides, and breakout boxes where experts weigh in on topics: Too Many Screens in the Lives of Too Many Children, for instance, features a real-life examination of the methods two sets of parents use to cope with their toddlers at a restaurant, and the ramifications. Berman doesn't shy away from hot-button issues like exposure to TV and spanking, the latter allowing her to share 10 reasons why you shouldn't, including "Experiencing pain does not teach children to develop a conscience." It's not about raising an "überbaby," Berman notes, but about aspiring to be a super parent who raises an empathetic, resilient, and emotionally intelligent child. Her comprehensive, accessible book will arm parents with a valuable tool that will help them do just that.
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Library Journal - BookSmack!
"Dr. Jenn," author of the award-winning The A to Z Guide to Raising Happy Confident Kids, here focuses on the first three years of life, presenting the latest research and tips from leading experts demonstrating how best to take advantage of this critical window of development that forms the foundation for attachment, a sense of self, and trust. In chapters covering such topics as communication, language development, security, and the importance of play, Berman does a good job of translating the research into practical applications and giving sample dialog to use with youngsters. Some of this is a bit over-the-top for most of us (e.g., reading three books per day in a foreign language), but this title is receiving a lot of publicity, and libraries will want to have it available. Recommended. Julianne J. Smith, "Parenting Short Takes", Booksmack!, 10/21/10

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402789533
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
08/06/2011
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
225,983
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.30(d)

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