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

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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.

From Publishers Weekly

May 17, 2010 – Berman (aka Dr. Jenn), a Los Angeles psychotherapist and author (The A to Z Guide to Raising Happy, Confident Kids), focuses on development in the first three years of life. The mother of toddler twin girls, Berman quickly points out that her purpose is not to create an "uberbaby." In fact, the author flatly rejects such approaches as Baby Einstein, flash cards, and "infantainment." Instead, she guides parents though 12 crucial steps that help children grow intellectually and emotionally, devoting well-researched chapters to communication, responding to cues, creating predictability, the importance of touch, language development, sign language, foreign language, reading, play, the hazards of screen time, living green, and food and nutrition. Berman threads the work of respected parenting experts and scientific evidence throughout her text, shoring up her message that the first three years are vital for forming attachments, developing a sense of self, and learning to trust. In each chapter, she explains both why and how; for instance, play helps kids problem solve, and, among other benefits, aids in social development and impulse control; she follows up with creative toy and play ideas. The author doesn’t just talk the talk; in her chapter on language, she notes that her own toddlers have learned Spanish and Mandarin Chinese. Berman’s absorbing new book will help parents give their youngsters a nurturing head start and a firm foundation for growth and learning.

Customer Reviews

A must for parents!!!!

This book is an impressive work by someone who has a strong passion for the subject of parenting and helping others raise children. The book is structured perfectly and could be read cover to cover or be used as a reference guide. I recommend this book to parents who want to avoid saying in the future "I wish I read this book earlier and not have to learn all these things the hard way, I could have reduced anxiety in my children while they were babies." To put it simply, this is the best $$ you can spend for your family. I stumbled upon Dr. Jenns show on satellite radio some months ago and called in with few questions about our 18 month old son. I could sense while talking to her how incredibly passionate she is about this topic and how much of her time was dedicated to this research and the final product which is Superbaby. Dr. Jenn actually sent me a free copy of her book after our call with a personal note of encouragement. This made a big difference in our lives and our development as parents. The impact on children was seen immediately. The advice in this book is priceless and gives parents tools to navigate through these challenging times for babies/children/teens/parents.

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  • $7.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Parenting
  • Published: Sep 07, 2010
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Seller: Sterling Publishing Company
  • Print Length: 432 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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