Parenting Right From the Start: Laying a Healthy Foundation in the Baby and Toddler Years Paperback – Oct. 8 2019
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In this book, her follow-up to the bestseller Discipline Without Damage, Dr. Lapointe advises new parents how to put their child on a path to optimal development during the crucial early years.
The baby and toddler years are the most important period for any child's emotional and psychological development. Parents naturally want to do what's best for their kids, but they often struggle to know what that is, especially when dealing with the big "battlegrounds" of sleep, feeding, and managing aggression.
The latest scientific research indicates that it is through a strong and stable sense of connection to their parents that children learn how to regulate their emotions, master social skills, and develop a sense of identity. Unfortunately, many of the currently accepted parenting practices and traditional attitudes disrupt healthy connection rather than foster it, leading to behavioral issues and emotional problems that can last into adulthood.
Dr. Lapointe helps parents to understand how mindful and conscious parenting can help them to avoid passing unhealthy patterns down from one generation to the next. Rooted in compassion and understanding, Parenting Right From the Start shows parents how to build a firm, caring presence in the early years that a child can lean into for a lifetime.
"This book paves the way for parenting that is connected, rewarding, and meaningful.”—Tina Payne Bryson, PhD, bestselling coauthor of The Whole Brain Child and No Drama Discipline
“A wise and encouraging guide to nurturing the life-changing connection between you and your child.”—Ann Douglas, bestselling author of Happy Parents, Happy Kids
“This is the book the world has been waiting for. It is the absolute best exploration of early parenting, gifting parents with so many beautiful understandings of this ancient and sacred dance.”—Maggie Dent, author of Mothering Our Boys and other books
“A brilliant, soulful, and insightful book on the primacy of early years. Connection and compassion shine in Dr. Vanessa’s parenting wisdom.”—Raffi Cavoukian, CM, OBC, singer, author, Raffi Foundation for Child Honouring
“Dr. Vanessa’s book is the one every parent needs to be able to navigate the white waters of parenting. If every parent read this book we could change the world within the next generation for the greater good of humanity.”—Kerwin Rae, creator of the podcast Unstoppable, entrepreneur, and international speaker
“Dr. Vanessa shows us that parents can choose the kind of parent they want to be. Grounded in the science of child development, Parenting Right From the Start is empowering, inspirational, and practical! A must read for new parents and caregivers.”—Marilyn Price-Mitchell, PhD, developmental psychologist and author of Tomorrow’s Change Makers
About the Author
Dr. Vanessa Lapointe is the author of the bestselling Discipline Without Damage. A registered psychologist, she is also the founder of The Wishing Star Lapointe Developmental Clinic. She has supported families and children for more than fifteen years and is a sought-after lecturer. She lives in Vancouver, Canada, with her two sons.
- Publisher : LifeTree Media (Oct. 8 2019)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 272 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1928055389
- ISBN-13 : 978-1928055389
- Item weight : 408 g
- Dimensions : 15.24 x 2.29 x 22.35 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #23,978 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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But some of the science... yikes. I cringed so hard. I know the phenomena of epigenetics is real... but being afraid of losing your kids when you're going through a divorce is probably more of a human struggle than being specifically because of a family separation in a previous generation. So many of the author's personal ancedotes I would have happily done without, they did not add much and made me feel awkwardly embarrassed for her.
There were at least three missing words that you'd hope an editor or proofreader or one of the many friends of the author would have pointed out for her... but they only probably skimmed it. I also recommend steering well clear of the acknowledgements at the back of the book, which in all fairness probably aren't meant to be read by anybody except those mentioned there - so much cringe.
I also personally couldn't identify with the word "swagger", but that's just my personal preference. I'm pretty sure there are some better books about respectful loving parenting and discipline in the early years.
I know for sure there are better books for no cry sleep solutions and potty training.