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By JULIANA on 09-29-16
Interesting book but be cautious about advices
The book presents some really good and important points such as respect, connection, acceptance that actually makes the reading worth. From this point of view I would definitely recommend this book
However I would be very cautious with some of the advices here. The book is based on Magda Gerber and although have clear valid points it is NOT BASED on the last RESEARCHS or science facts found about babies' brain and parenting. Therefore some of advices such as not wearing baby as much or comforting with touch for instance dismiss some important aspects about oxytocin. Suggesting leaving a baby crying for short periods to take a shower for example clearly doesn't cover some of the issues that distress can create on infants' brain, etc. Just pointing few exemples here. Also what she says about conditioning the baby with our habits seems totally wrong for me. (For instance The babies learn to like being rocked on womb not in our arms! Rocking is just a natural transition to outside world, therefore instinctive!)
Also touching is such an important aspect of parenting and although the tone of voice it's obviously important, nothing it's like touching and cuddling a baby! And this is an instinctive parenting need! The book can lead to a different perception and that's what worries me with good intentioned parents reading this book...
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By Anonymous User on 03-18-18
simple, practical and respectful
loved it... the mother daughter parts - beautiful... the ending particularly poignant and resonated x
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By Amazon Customer on 08-11-18
A book for all adults, especially parents.
I worked in the child care industry for 10 years before becoming a parent, so I thought a knew a thing or two about caring for, interacting with and educating young children...
Janet has blown me out of the water in the best way possible!
A must read for all professionals, parents and adults in general.
I wish I had this book as well as her other 'No Bad Kids'.