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I loved listening to this book, extremely calming, especially as a perfectionist first time mom.
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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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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.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Brilliant examples and realistic, understandable advice. Highly recommended and one for repeat listening. Buy it.
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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