Friday, September 10, 2010
SupberBaby Review & Giveaway...
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.
I could not wait to dive into this book and once I started I could not put it down. It was easy to read and provided practical advice and was really just so interesting. I sort of felt like I was getting the inside scoop on what Baby R is feeling!
SuperBaby is broken up into twelve major subjects...
Talk the Talk: Respectful Communication
You Got Me! Responding to Cues
Tick-Tock: Creating Security and Predictability
Let Your Fingers do the Walking: The Importance of Touch
More Than Chitchat: Promoting Language Development
Talk to the Hand: Sign Language
Babies Without Borders: Foreign Language
Baby Got Book: Reading
A Different Kind of Toy Story: The Importance of Play
Thinking Outside the Box: Screen Time
It’s Easy Being Green: Reducing Exposure to Toxins
Food for Thought: Eating and Nutrition
Each section is written in a thoughtful manner and gives real advice to the real hurdles we parents face. For instance, in the "Tick Tock" section I was really struck by the importance of a schedule which is something that can be a bit of an, ahem, challenge for me. Dr. Berman gave some excellent advice on how to help the "schedule challenged" like me and some of the tips are really making a difference and I know the predictability really helps the kids.
I really enjoyed the section covering books which includes oodles of titles your child will love as well as ideas to help turn your baby into a book lover for life. I was also partial to the sign language section as I had great success with this myself when I used it with A&W.
To me, this is a must-have parenting book for those early days. It covers all the BIG subjects you need in a clear and concise way. This should be on every parent-to-be's reading list and I know I will be checking back to it often. This is a gem!
SuperBaby can now be purchased at Amazon...
You can find out more about SuperBaby and its' author, Dr. Jenn Berman on her website. Read this book please....it will give you the tools you need to help make this road we call parenthood less bumpy!
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