The Aware Baby marks a major breakthrough in our understanding of babies needs from conception to 2½ years of age. Now translated into Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Romanian, and Spanish, it has sold over 100,000 copies worldwide and contributed to a revolution in parenting around the world. This revised edition includes new research and insights from Aletha Solter's extensive experience as a consultant and international workshop leader. The author discusses the attachment needs of infants, which are best met by close physical contact, breast-feeding, and prompt responsiveness to crying. At the core of her philosophy is the concept of crying as tension release, with the emphasis that babies should always be held when they cry.
This book will teach you how to: Bond with your infant, Respond to your baby's crying, Enhance your baby's intelligence, Help your baby sleep better, Find alternatives to punishment, Raise your child to be nonviolent.
Aletha Solter, PhD is a Swiss/American developmental psychologist who studied with Jean Piaget in Switzerland before earning a PhD in psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her specialist areas are attachment, psychological trauma, and non-punitive discipline.
What differentiates her work is that it combines attachment parenting principles with an understanding of the impact of stress and trauma, and thus her work is apparently able to help families who are struggling with sleep, discipline, and emotional health issues that other approaches have been unable to resolve.
In 1990 she founded The Aware Parenting Institute, an international organization with certified instructors in many countries.
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