Becoming the Parent You Want To Be

Laura Davis, Janis Keyser
ISBN: 0553067508, Paperback - BUY

Informative, inspiring, and enlightening, Becoming the Parent You Want to Be provides parents with the building blocks they need to discover their own parenting philosophy and develop effective parenting strategies. Through in-depth information, practical suggestions, and many lively first-person stories, the authors address the many dilemmas and joys that the parent of young children encounter and demonstrate a range of solutions to the major issues that arise in the raising of babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Full of warmth, clarity, humor, and respect, Becoming the Parent You Want to Be gives parents permission to be human: to question, to learn, to make mistakes, to struggle and to grow, and, most of all, to have fun with their children.

Parenting Begins Before Conception

Carista Luminare-Rosen, Ph.D.
ISBN: 0892818271, Paperback - BUY

Parenting Begins Before Conception shows prospective parents how they can lay the foundations for a healthy and happy family life even before a child is conceived and born. New research contends that prenatal life and the birth experience are often profound determinants of human personality and aptitude. Hundreds of university and hospital studies conclude that unborn children see, hear, and feel in the womb.

Dr. Luminare-Rosen helps readers consider their own readiness for parenthood--physically, psychologically, and spiritually--so that when the child of their dreams arrives, they are fully prepred to welcome this new being--body, mind, and soul.

Dear Parent: Caring for Infants with Respect

Magda Gerber
ISBN: 1892560062, Paperback - BUY

DEAR PARENT presents a simple yet ground-breaking, natural yet thought-provoking way to raise your child. Magda Gerber's philosophy of respect for your infant -- and for yourself as a parent -- may change your life. It may transform you from an overwhelmed new parent to a confident, fulfilled one.

Your Amazing Newborn

Marshall H. Klaus, Phyllis H. Klaus
ISBN: 073820188X, Paperback - BUY

Only 30 minutes old, and a baby stares at her mother's face, then begins maneuvering downward toward mom's nipple. A few days old, and she can track a ball, and 'dialogue' with her limbs. Newborns are extraordinary beings, with innate abilities far beyond what is commonly believed.

Marshall Klaus, a neonatologist, and Phyllis Klaus, a psychotherapist, join efforts to create an insightful book about the newborn. Incorporating information from an earlier collaboration, this newest presents the latest research on how babies behave in the first weeks of life.

And Baby Makes Three

John Gottman Ph.D., Julie Schwartz Gottman
ISBN: 140009738X, Paperback - BUY
ISBN: 1400097371, Hardcover - BUY

Having a baby is a joyous experience, but even the best relationships are strained during the transition from duo to trio. Authors John Gottman and Julie Schwartz Gottman teach couples the skills needed to maintain healthy marriages, so partners can avoid the pitfalls of parenthood by:

• Focusing on intimacy and romance
• Replacing an atmosphere of criticism and irritability with one of appreciation
• Preventing postpartum depression
• Creating a home environment that nurtures physical, emotional, and mental health, as well as cognitive and behavioral development for your

Complete with exercises that separate the “master” from the “disaster” couples, this book helps new parents positively manage the strain that comes along with their bundle of joy.

The Happiest Baby on the Block

Harvey Karp, MD
ISBN: 0553381466, Paperback - BUY

a new method to calm and soothe crying infants. While nursing or being held satisfies some babies, others seemingly cry for hours for no reason. These babies suffer from what Karp calls the Fourth Trimester. When you bring your soft, dimpled newborn home from the hospital, you may think your nursery is a peaceful sanctuary.... To him, it's a disorienting world part Las Vegas casino, part dark closet! Karp recommends a series of five steps designed to imitate the uterus. These steps include swaddling, side/stomach position, shhh sounds, swinging and sucking.

The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers

Jack Newman, MD
ISBN: 0761529969, Paperback - BUY

Breastfeeding is certainly the most natural option for feeding your little one, and repeated studies have shown its nutritive value. But that doesn't make it easy, and not all medical practitioners are trained to answer questions about the process.

'The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers' provides real-life stories and straightforward, helpful advice.

The Baby Book

Sears and Sears
ISBN: 0316198269, Paperback - BUY

William and Martha Sears, a pediatrician and a registered nurse respectively, team up with two of their doctor sons to update their 2003 guide to 'attachment parenting.'

Advocating a 'high-touch style of parenting to balance the high-tech life of the new millennium,' the authors teach new parents how to bond with their babies through seven fundamental behaviors, including breastfeeding, 'babywearing' and setting proper boundaries.

Child Health Guide: Holistic Pediatrics for Parents

Randall Neustaedter
ISBN: 1556435649, Paperback - BUY

The book covers the prenatal period through infancy, toddlerhood, and into middle childhood, with emphasis on extended breastfeeding, co-sleeping, a natural foods diet, avoidance of toxic chemicals, limited use of vaccines, and treatment of health problems with homeopathic medicines and herbs.

'Child Health Guide' respects parents' choices while providing persuasive arguments for building a healthy immune system by avoiding conventional drugs and stressing natural methods.

Nourishing Traditions

Sally Fallon
ISBN: 0967089735, Paperback - BUY

Unites the wisdom of the ancients with the latest independent and accurate scientific research in over 700 delicious recipes that will please both exacting gourmets and busy parents.

Gentle Birth Method

Gowri Motha
ISBN: 0007176848, Paperback - BUY

'Gentle Birth Method' will help you:

  • eliminate common pregnancy ailments such as pelvic oedema, back pain, heartburn and nausea
  • reduce anxiety and fear of labor encourage your baby into the best birthing position
  • have a strong likelihood of a shorter, intervention free labor
  • prevent vaginal tearing
  • manage and control pain and contractions
  • bond more deeply with your baby.

Dr Gowri Motha has worked as an obstetrician in London since 1981 where for over 20 years she has been exploring alternatives to conventional obstetric practice. Dr Motha's clinic works alongside the birthing unit of the prestigious St John and Elizabeth's Hospital. Renowned natural childbrith pioneer Dr Yehudi Gordon strongly recommends her work and her clients have included Kate Moss, Elle Macpherson, Lady Helen Windsor and Gwyneth Paltrow.

Birthing from Within

Pam England
ISBN: 0965987302, Paperback - BUY

The Birthing from Within approach prepares a mother to birth from within.  She needs insight about what labor and birth will be like from her perspective, and preparation to be in labor and give birth as a mother. 

The book offers guidance through emotional, spiritual, psychic and social mists which enshroud birth in our culture. Her book is a collection of methods such as pain-coping practices, inner exploration through birth art.

The Birth Partner

Penny Simkin
ISBN: 1558321950, Paperback - BUY

The role of birth partner is a tough one. A birth partner may be expected to help a laboring woman make decisions and help her get through the pain and discomfort of childbirth.

During this high-intensity time, the birth partner--whether father, partner, or friend--needs a book that can give thorough information for studying ahead of time, yet can be easily referenced in an emergency or for quick answers during labor and delivery. 'The Birth Partner' fills both needs.

The Drama of the Gifted Child

Alice Miller
ISBN: 0465016901, Paperback - BUY

As charming performers who skillfully reflect their parents expectations, far too many children grow into adults driven to greater and greater achievements by an underlying sense of worthlessness. Never allowed to express their true feelings, and having lost touch with their true selves, they act out their repressed feelings with episodes of depression and compulsive behavior. They in turn inflict the same legacy of repression on their own children.

This poignant and thought-provoking book shows how narcissistic parents form and deform the lives of their children. 'The Drama of the Gifted Child' is the first step toward helping readers reclaim their lives by discovering their own needs and their own truth.

The Dance of Anger

Harriet Lerner, Ph.D.
ISBN: 006091565X, Paperback - BUY

the author examines the reasons anger in women is still so misunderstood, feared, and punished. She sees women's anger as a normal reaction to common interpersonal threats and conflicts that too often get resolved by being overpowered by the man's anger.

Of all the books that have been written about the personal relationships of women and what to do about them, this is the most sound. It contains an inspirational message for all women, regardless of their age, background, or life experience.

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