Your Self-Confident Baby by Magda Gerber
How to Encourage Your Child's Natural Abilities from the Very Start

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"At long last -- Magda Gerber's wisdom and spice captured in a book --what a treasure! Now parents and caregivers everywhere can benefit from learning what it means to truly respect babies."
--Janet Gonzalez-Mena, Author of Infants, Toddlers, and Caregivers and Dragon Mom

"Magda Gerber's approach will deepen your understanding of your baby and help you truly appreciate the complexity, competence, and amazing capacities of the small human being for whom you are caring."
--Jeree H. Pawl, Ph.D. Director, Infant-Parent Program University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine

As the founder of Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE), Magda Gerber has spent decades helping new mothers and fathers give their children the best possible start in life. Her successful parenting approach harnesses the power of this basic fact: Your baby is unique and will grow in confidence if allowed to develop at his or her own pace. The key to successful parenting is learning to observe your child and to trust him or her to be an initiator, an explorer, a self-learner with an individual style of problem solving and mastery.

Now you can discover the acclaimed RIE approach. This practical and enlightening guide will help you: Develop your own observational skillsLearn when to intervene with your baby and when not toFind ways to connect with your baby through daily caregiving routines such as feeding, diapering, and bathingEffectively handle common problems such as crying, discipline, sleep issues, toilet training, and much more.


About Magda Gerber

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MAGDA GERBER is the founder and Director of Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE). She lectures and conducts workshops for parents and professionals throughout the United States and Canada, and has created a series of instructional videos.ALLISON JOHNSON is a freelance writer and is raising her own daughter using the RIE approach.
Published April 21, 2008 by Wiley. 258 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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A child therapist, great-grandmother and founder of a method of child rearing called Resources for Infant Educarers, or RIE (pronounced ""wry""), Gerber runs a parenting center based on her approach in Los Angeles.

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