The Wonder Weeks

How to Stimulate Your Baby's Mental Development and Help Him Turn His 10 Predictable, Great, Fussy Phases Into Magical Leaps Forward

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Author: Frans X. Plooij,Hetty van de Rijt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789491882166

Category: Child rearing

Page: 510

View: 9423

The Wonder Weeks reveals what's going on inside baby's mind. Including a bonus chapter with everything about the relationship between sleep and leaps, as well as unique insight into your baby's sleeping behavior. The book includes: * Week-by-week guide to baby's behavior* When to expect the fussy behavior, what this implies (cranky, clingy, crying (the three C's) behavior) and how to deal with these regression periods (leaps)* A description from your baby's perspective of the world around him and how you can understand the changes he's going through* Fun games and gentle activities you can do with your child* Unique insight into your baby's sleeping behaviour The book is based on the scientific- and parental-world-changing discovery of a phenomenon: all normal, healthy babies appear to be more fussy at very nearly the same ages, regression periods, and sleep less in these phases. These age-related fluctuations in need for body contact and attention (regression periods) are related to major and quite dramatic changes in the brains of the children. These changes enable a baby to enter a whole new perceptual world and, as a consequence, to learn many new skills. This should be a reason for celebration, but as far as the baby is concerned these changes are bewildering. He's taken aback--everything has changed overnight. It is as if he has woken up on a strange planet. He needs you to guide him and understand what he is going through! Get ready to rediscover the world all over again with your baby... Bonus: Sleep, and the lack of sleep... that's something we all have to deal with when we have a baby. The bonus chapter includes everything about the relationship between sleep and leaps, as well as unique insight into your baby's sleeping behavior. Hint: did you know your baby learns (and there's a lot of brain activity) during those little, 'light' sleeps?

The Wonder Weeks

How to Turn Your Baby's 8 Great Fussy Phases into Magical Leaps Forward

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Author: Hetty Vanderijt,Frans Plooij

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 9781579546458

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 336

View: 3727

Your Baby's Developing Mind: What a Wonder-ful World! In The Wonder Weeks, you'll discover the specific dates during their first 14 months when all babies take eight major developmental leaps. And you'll learn how to help your baby through the eight great "fussy phases" that mark these leaps within a week or two. Wonder week by wonder week, you'll see how your baby's mind is developing. Now you will know which games and toys are best for your baby during each key week and how to encourage each leap forward. Calendars, charts, and checklists help you track your baby's progress-- and finally make sense of his fussy behavior. This is a baby book like no other. It will be your indispensable guide to the crucial "wonder weeks" of your baby's first year.

Brain Rules for Baby (Updated and Expanded)

How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five

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Author: John Medina

Publisher: Pear Press

ISBN: 0983263396

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 336

View: 1496

What’s the single most important thing you can do during pregnancy? What does watching TV do to a child’s brain? What’s the best way to handle temper tantrums? Scientists know. In his New York Times bestseller Brain Rules, Dr. John Medina showed us how our brains really work—and why we ought to redesign our workplaces and schools. Now, in Brain Rules for Baby, he shares what the latest science says about how to raise smart and happy children from zero to five. This book is destined to revolutionize parenting. Just one of the surprises: The best way to get your children into the college of their choice? Teach them impulse control. Brain Rules for Baby bridges the gap between what scientists know and what parents practice. Through fascinating and funny stories, Medina, a developmental molecular biologist and dad, unravels how a child’s brain develops – and what you can do to optimize it. You will view your children—and how to raise them—in a whole new light. You’ll learn: Where nature ends and nurture begins Why men should do more household chores What you do when emotions run hot affects how your baby turns out, because babies need to feel safe above all TV is harmful for children under 2 Your child’s ability to relate to others predicts her future math performance Smart and happy are inseparable. Pursuing your child’s intellectual success at the expense of his happiness achieves neither Praising effort is better than praising intelligence The best predictor of academic performance is not IQ. It’s self-control What you do right now—before pregnancy, during pregnancy, and through the first five years—will affect your children for the rest of their lives. Brain Rules for Baby is an indispensable guide.

Parenting Without Borders

Surprising Lessons Parents Around the World Can Teach Us

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Author: Christine Gross-Loh

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1583335471

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 308

View: 7955

Outlines recommended parenting strategies while identifying provocative disadvantages in typical American childhoods, drawing on child-rearing strategies from a range of cultures to cover topics ranging from co-sleeping and child resilience to academic achievement and self-esteem.

Your Baby Week By Week

The ultimate guide to caring for your new baby – FULLY UPDATED JUNE 2018

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Author: Caroline Fertleman,Simone Cave

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446447650

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

View: 9381

Finding out what to expect during each week of pregnancy is easy; the shops are heaving with informative guides. Yet when the baby finally arrives and you are left to face the weeks of unpredictability and worry that a newborn baby brings, there are no week-by-week baby manuals to offer the advice, information and reassurance you need. Your Baby Week By Week is the guide you've been crying out for. Each chapter covers just one week of a baby's development, and, ideal for tired and anxious parents, the week is divided into sections so that you can quickly and easily skim the chapter and find the information you're looking for. It covers the basics - sleep, feeding, crying, washing, play and development - as well as being packed full of vital information and handy tips for checking a baby's progress, including: - which vaccinations he needs and when - how much milk/feeds he needs - planning ahead - specific problems you may encounter, such as colic, and how to deal with them Clearly laid out and written by two experienced mothers - one a paediatrician, the other the Daily Mirror's health editor, this is a reassuring and practical guide to help you through the crucial first six months of parenthood.

Baby Milestones

What to Expect and how to Stimulate Your Child's Development from 0-3 Years

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Author: Carol Cooper

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9780600613541

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

View: 5432

"Written by a best-selling author who is also a doctor and mother of three, this fully illustrated guide helps parents understand every aspect of their baby's development during the first three precious years of life. From newborn to toddler to starting nursery school, here's what to expect at every stage: what's normal and when to worry; choosing toys; babyproofing; potty training; tantrums; siblings; medical checkups, and more, including issues for twins or triplets and premature and special needs babies. How do babies learn? Are gender characteristics inborn? Why do some babies do things sooner than others? The answers are fascinating. It's essential reading for all parents who wants to bring out the best in their baby or child."

Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child

A Step-by-step Program for a Good Night's Sleep

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Author: Marc Weissbluth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0553394800

Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Page: 688

View: 8786

The latest research on the best course of action for sleep problems: prevention and treatment common mistakes parents make to get their children to sleep different sleep needs for different temperaments stopping the crybaby syndrome, nightmares, bedwetting, and more ways to get your baby to fall asleep according to her internal clock.

Baby Play for Every Day

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Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465439765

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

View: 9240

Hundreds of great ideas for making the most of time with your baby! Banish boredom and the blues, encourage your baby's development, and have fun being a parent. This irresistible book contains an inspiring idea for every single day of your baby's first year, with age-appropriate baby games and activities for babies from 0 to 12 months, plus great advice and creative ideas for moms and dads. Follow it day-by-day or dip in and out when the mood strikes you.

Boost Your Breast Milk

An All-in-One Guide for Nursing Mothers to Build a Healthy Milk Supply

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Author: Alicia C. Simpson

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 1615193464

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

View: 3767

I want to breastfeed my baby, but will I be able to? Every mom wants to produce enough nutritious milk for her tiny one—but many worry about low milk supply and other potential hurdles. In Boost Your Breast Milk, you’ll find the most up-to-date practices that support a healthy milk supply for baby and a healthy mom. Clear, calm advice on breastfeeding—preparing to nurse, latching techniques, when to feed, and more How to spot and manage the causes of low supply and milk slumps—from mastitis to your baby’s natural growth spurts What to eat when you’re nursing—from superfoods like avocado to naturally lactogenic (milk-boosting) foods like oats and papaya Plus, 75 recipes packed with goodness that the whole family can enjoy! A healthy beginning starts now!

Knack Baby Sign Language

A Step-by-Step Guide to Communicating with Your Little One

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Author: Suzie Chafin

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762761776

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 8749

Few children can communicate effectively before eighteen months of age, but sign language can allow baby and parent to reduce the frustration up to a year earlier. With more than 450 full-color photos, text, and sidebars, Knack Baby Sign Language provides a user-friendly, efficient method to learn and teach a baby sign language. Organized by age, it provides signs appropriate to use with babies, with toddlers, and with older children for whom signing with games, songs, and rhymes is enriching. The signs can also be used with special needs children and those with delayed communication abilities.

Save Our Sleep

Revised Edition

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Author: Tizzie Hall

Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Aus.

ISBN: 9781742627076

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 281

View: 7498

The bestselling parents' guide towards happy, sleeping babies from birth to two years, from the international baby whisperer Tizzie Hall FULLY REVISED AND UPDATED 2015 Tizzie Hall has gained an international reputation as a baby whisperer and miracle worker. Even from an early age, Tizzie knew how to read babies' body language and cries, and from that auspicious beginning she has developed a series of sleep routines that have provided parents and babies with a good night's sleep the world over. Save Our Sleep is the book that parents asked Tizzie to write, and with 215,000 copies sold it has become the only book parents need to cure their own sleep deprivation! New material includes new routines, integrated feedback on routines, dummy use, express feeding, dealing with premature babies and twins, more information on teaching your baby to self-settle and brand new case studies and tips.

The Baby Book

Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two

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Author: William Sears,Martha Sears,Robert Sears,James Sears

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316045691

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 704

View: 702

The classic guide of the post-Dr. Spock generation has been revised to include the latest information on virtually every aspect of infant and baby care. THE BABY BOOK is unrivaled in its scope and authority, and presents a practical, contemporary approach to parenting that reflects the way we live today. Focusing on the essential needs of babies--eating, sleeping, development, health, and comfort--it addresses the questions of greatest concern to parents. The Searses acknowledge that there is no one way to parent a baby, and they offer the basic guidance and inspiration you need to develop the parenting style that best suits you and your child. THE BABY BOOK is a rich and invaluable resource that will help you get the most out of parenting--for your child, for yourself, and for your entire family.

Give Peas a Chance

The Foolproof Guide to Feeding Your Picky Toddler

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Author: Kate Samela

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402270747

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

View: 5859

Like every parent, you've probably... •Begged, "Please, just take one more bite" •Wondered if you should "sneak" nutrition into what you make •Worried that your child is picky, and just getting pickier A practical and easy-to-use guide from registered dietitian and pediatric specialist Kate Samela, Give Peas a Chance is everything you need to finally manage finicky toddlers at the table. You'll not only ensure that your child is getting good nutrition, but also promote a healthy relationship with food and expand the repertoire of even the pickiest of eaters! "Kate Samela provides an easy-to-understand, scientifically valid approach to feeding picky toddlers."—Jeffrey S. Hymans, MD "Kate Samela shows parents of toddlers that there's no need to press the nutritional panic button."—Lauren Slayton, MS, RD

How to Be a Good Creature

A Memoir in Thirteen Animals

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Author: Sy Montgomery

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 1328528235

Category: Nature

Page: 208

View: 6166

National Book Award finalist Sy Montgomery reflects on the personalities and quirks of 13 animals—her friends—who have profoundly affected her in this stunning, poetic, and life-affirming memoir featuring illustrations by Rebecca Green. Understanding someone who belongs to another species can be transformative. No one knows this better than author, naturalist, and adventurer Sy Montgomery. To research her books, Sy has traveled the world and encountered some of the planet’s rarest and most beautiful animals. From tarantulas to tigers, Sy’s life continually intersects with and is informed by the creatures she meets. This restorative memoir reflects on the personalities and quirks of thirteen animals—Sy’s friends—and the truths revealed by their grace. It also explores vast themes: the otherness and sameness of people and animals; the various ways we learn to love and become empathetic; how we find our passion; how we create our families; coping with loss and despair; gratitude; forgiveness; and most of all, how to be a good creature in the world.

The Tantrum Survival Guide

Tune In to Your Toddler's Mind (and Your Own) to Calm the Craziness and Make Family Fun Again

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Author: Rebecca Schrag Hershberg

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462529712

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 250

View: 9214

If you are the parent of a toddler or preschooler, chances are you know a thing or two about tantrums. While those epic meltdowns can certainly be part of "normal" toddler behavior, they are still maddening, stressful, and exhausting--for everyone involved. What can you do to keep your cool and help your child calm down? Rebecca Schrag Hershberg, child psychologist and mother of two, has a unique understanding of both the science behind tantrums and what works in the heat of the moment to nip blowups in the bud. With her customizable plan, you'll learn: *Why your toddler's developing brain is hardwired for "big emotions." *What you may be doing (unintentionally) to encourage outbursts. *Ways to use structure and routines to help your child feel secure. *How to reduce tantrums at tough times of day, from wake-up to bedtime. *Strategies for managing tantrums under difficult circumstances, from travel to moving to divorce. *Ways to deepen your parent–child connection--starting right now.

Control in the Classroom

An Adventure in Learning and Achievement

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Author: Timothy A. Carey

Publisher: Living Control Systems Publ

ISBN: 1938090101

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 9311

Have you ever wondered how learning happens? Control in the Classroom introduces the main ideas of a profound explanation of human behavior and then applies these ideas to the issue of curriculum delivery. This illuminating explanation, known as Perceptual Control Theory, shows that control is the fundamental phenomenon at the core of the business of living. Control is critical in the classroom - both for teachers and for students. From this perspective, teaching can be considered to be a process of helping students develop greater control capabilities. The first part of the book introduces the theory in an easy-to-read, light-hearted style. Through an abundance of examples the principles of the theory are applied both to classroom activity and life in general. You might even discover that understanding this theory helps you in other areas of your life, not only in teaching. The second part of the book addresses specific aspects of curriculum delivery such as lesson plans and goal setting. Forms are provided to help you develop expertise in this approach. Examples of completed forms are included as well. This exciting and intriguing book will be an invaluable resource for both inexperienced and seasoned teachers. Any educator who wants to improve life in the classroom by taking a behind-the-scenes peek at what might be going on when students learn will be delighted with this book. By taking some time to understand the important principles and becoming familiar with the suggested forms and practices, teachers will be able to help themselves and their students have more rewarding experiences in the classroom. With this book in your collection, walking into your classroom really will be embarking on an adventure in learning and achievement.

Perceptual Control Theory

An Overview of the Third Grand Theory in Psychology—Introductions, Readings, and Resources

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Author: William T. Powers

Publisher: Living Control Systems Publ

ISBN: 1938090128

Category: Psychology

Page: 424

View: 7708

These introductions and readings provide a comprehensive range of information for the study of Perceptual Control Theory—papers, books, book reviews, resources on-line, demos and tutorial programs for your computer. Perceptual Control Theory, PCT, results from one man's curiosity, expertise, creativity and determination. The articles, books, and tutorial programs introduced in this volume would not have been written, certainly not this way, if it were not for William T. (Bill) Powers's seminal insight and tireless efforts across more that sixty years. The PCT explanation for what behavior is, how it works and what it accomplishes is well documented. It lays a foundation for a new natural science and can handle behavioral phenomena within a single testable concept of how living systems work. You can demonstrate it yourself with functioning computer simulations. Whether you are interested in improving education, resolving chronic psychological stress, understanding what is going on with an inconsolable baby, understanding the basis for our universal sense of justice, getting a different take on what emotions are, resolving conflict in general, becoming a better parent, manager, sales person, friend or lover, you will find fascinating insight when you review these readings and study this new explanatory concept with care.

Infants and Toddlers: Curriculum and Teaching

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Author: Terri Jo Swim,Linda D Watson

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111788189

Category: Education

Page: 528

View: 4791

A well-established reference, INFANTS AND TODDLERS: CURRICULUM AND TEACHING, 7TH EDITION, presents a child-centered approach for the child care provider called conscious care giving. This important and well-rounded approach encourages a sense of empowerment and focuses on the respectful, purposeful, and careful handling of children in any child care setting. Reader friendly, realistic, and easily applicable to real life, the book emphasizes the child's growth and development, helping readers discover how they can best and most effectively influence that development. Overviews of key child care philosophies as they relate to the child, the caregiver, and parent involvement are presented along with case studies and personal perspectives of child care professionals, helping readers translate theory into practice. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Mother of All Baby Books

An All-Canadian Guide to Your Baby's First Year

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Author: Ann Douglas

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470739320

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 576

View: 3504

The Mother of All Baby Books is the instruction manual that Mother Nature forgot to include with the new arrival — a hands-on guide to coping with the joys and challenges of caring for your new baby. It's a totally comprehensive guide that features a non-bossy, fresh, and fun approach to Baby's exciting first year. Based on the best advice from over 100 Canadian parents, The Mother of All Baby Books is the ultimate guide to bringing up Baby in the Great White North. The Mother of All Baby Books offers: the straight goods on what it's really like to become a parent a frank discussion of the top ten worries of new parents, presented with a hefty dose of reassurance the facts you need to make up your mind about breastfeeding, circumcision, immunization and other important issues comprehensive answers to all of your baby-related questions — including the ones that have you pacing the floor at 3:00 a.m.! medically reviewed, practical advice on coping with colic, diaper rash, nursing strikes, and other common first-year challenges insider secrets on shopping for baby without going broke a helpful glossary of baby-related terms a directory of Canadian organizations for new parents a list of Internet resources of interest to Canadian parents immunization schedules, baby growth charts, and more

The Baby Signing Bible

Baby Sign Language Made Easy

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Author: Laura Berg

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110159814X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

View: 4687

As confirmed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, infant sign language is a boon for enhancing communication between parents and babies, helping to forge an important bond early in a child's life. The Baby Signing Bible provides step-by-step instructions for parents and other caregivers, as well as insight into why baby sign language is useful for children of all ages. Kids with special needs can also benefit greatly from this program. Featuring 400 signs, the book covers essential nouns such as milk, verbs such as eat, and descriptors such as more. In addition, The Baby Signing Bible features real-life stories from parents who have successfully signed with their children, along with fun songs and games that help families learn to "sign and sing." Confidence-building illustrations enhance the basics for mastering vocabulary words.