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Publisher's Summary

Janet Lansbury's advice on respectful parenting is quoted and shared by millions of listeners 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 discussed 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.
©2014 Janet Lansbury (P)2014 Janet Lansbury
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By Joan Lin on 03-31-16

Very Calming

I loved listening to this book, extremely calming, especially as a perfectionist first time mom.

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By . on 04-07-16

Short & sweet

What did you love best about Elevating Child Care?

<br/>The book is like an experienced person telling you the things they wish they had known when they started. It sounds conversational, accessible, but packed with helpful tips that build on some founding principles and philosophies on child rearing. <br/><br/>This book is short, sweet, and to the point. Initially I debated whether I wanted to spend a book credit on this short book, I'm so glad I did. She could have easily fluffed the book with stories and anecdotes to make it a standard 8hr long listen, but I appreciate that she didn't. <br/>

Which character – as performed by Janet Lansbury – was your favorite?

The author did a great job of narrating this audiobook.

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By B. Clark on 01-16-17

Highly recommended

Would you listen to Elevating Child Care again? Why?

Yes, I would. Since the information given applies to children of a very wide range: infants, toddlers as well as teenegers is a book that I would listen again in the future.

What did you like best about this story?

That this approach makes total sense to me, to treat babies and small children in a respectful manner as you would treat an adult.

Have you listened to any of Janet Lansbury’s other performances? How does this one compare?

It's my first time listening to Janet Lansbury.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes, when she talked about her mum and her relationship with her.

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By Bashy on 04-19-17

Essential parenting guidance

Brilliant examples and realistic, understandable advice. Highly recommended and one for repeat listening. Buy it.

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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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