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The Wonder Weeks [Kindle Edition]

Hetty van de Rijt Ph.D , Frans Plooij Ph.D
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

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This is a very practical and entertaining window into the baby's first year and a half. van de Rijt and Plooij have observed and found the vulnerable times in an infant's development that I independently came to in my book Touchpoints --(Perseus)

Anyone who deals with infants and young children will want to read 'The Wonder Weeks.' This book will open parents' eyes to aspects of their children's growth, development, changing behavior, and emotional responsiveness that they might otherwise not notice or find puzzling and distressing. --(Catherine Snow, Ph.D., Shattuck Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education).

Van de Rijt and Plooij's work on infant development has enormous value for clinical use and scientific application. Not only have they explained the periods of puzzling, difficult behavior in infancy which so worry parents, they have also shown how these behaviors mark developmental leaps and have described the stages in the infant's understanding. Together, this gives parents and professionals soundly based insight into babies' developing minds. What's more, van de Rijt and Plooij have described the play and communication that work best with babies at different ages and thus helped parents understand and connect sensitively with their babies. This parent-child connection is the major prerequisite for the development of secure, well-adjusted children. 'The Wonder Weeks' is essential reading for everyone who works with infants: pediatricians, social workers, psychologists, and, of course, parents. --(John Richer, Ph.D., Dip. Clin. Psychol., consultant clinical psychologist and Head of Pediatric Psychology, Department of Pediatrics, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, England)

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"The Wonder Weeks. How to stimulate your baby's mental development and help him turn his 10 predictable, great, fussy phases into magical leaps forward" describes in easy-to-understand terms the incredible developmental changes and regression periods that all babies go through during the first 20 months of their lives.
The extended, white cover edition describes 2 more leaps in the mental development of your baby up to the end of the sensorimotor period.

The book offers guidance how to ...:

• Know when and why your baby is fussy

• Help him/her (and yourself!) get through / survive the fussy phases

• Get the most out of these developmental phases


The book is based on the scientific- and parental-world-changing discovery of a phenomenon: all normal, healthy babies appear to be more fussy at very nearly the same ages, regression periods, and sleep less in these phases.

A worldwide bestseller and sanity savior for parents around the globe.

These age-related fluctuations in need for body contact and attention (regression periods) are related to major and quite dramatic changes in the brains of the children. These changes enable a baby to enter a whole new perceptual world and, as a consequence, to learn many new skills. This should be a reason for celebration, but as far as the baby is concerned these changes are bewildering. He's taken aback -- everything has changed overnight. It is as if he has woken up on a strange planet.

The book includes:

• Week-by-week guide to baby's behavior

• When to expect the fussy behavior, what this implies (cranky, clingy, crying (the three C's) behavior) and how to deal with these regression periods (leaps)

• A description from your baby's perspective of the world around him and how you can understand the changes he's going through

• Fun games and gentle activities you can do with your child

Expert reviews:
---“This is a very practical and entertaining window into the baby’s first year and a half. van de Rijt and Plooij have observed and found the vulnerable times in an infant’s development that I independently came to in my book Touchpoints (Perseus). The authors’ observations and practical suggestions are wonderful.” (T. Berry Brazelton, M.D., professor emeritus, Harvard Medical School
).

---“Anyone who deals with infants and young children will want to read 'The Wonder Weeks.' This book will open parents’ eyes to aspects of their children’s growth, development, changing behavior, and emotional responsiveness that they might otherwise not notice or find puzzling and distressing.” (Catherine Snow, Ph.D., Shattuck Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education).
---“van de Rijt and Plooij’s work on infant development has enormous value for clinical use and scientific application. Not only have they explained the periods of puzzling, difficult behavior in infancy which so worry parents, they have also shown how these behaviors mark developmental leaps and have described the stages in the infant’s understanding. Together, this gives parents and professionals soundly based insight into babies’ developing minds. What’s more, van de Rijt and Plooij have described the play and communication that work best with babies at different ages and thus helped parents understand and connect sensitively with their babies. This parent-child connection is the major prerequisite for the development of secure, well-adjusted children. 'The Wonder Weeks' is essential reading for everyone who works with infants: pediatricians, social workers, psychologists, and, of course, parents.” (John Richer, Ph.D., Dip. Clin. Psychol., consultant clinical psychologist and Head of Pediatric Psychology, Department of Pediatrics, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, England
).

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5009 KB
  • Print Length: 482 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 9079208043
  • Publisher: Kiddy World Promotions B.V.; 1 edition (21 Mar 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007NNYGHU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,703 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars not that wonderful 10 Mar 2014
By zoe
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This book is ok but the layout is not easy. It encourages you to read the whole book when really all I qanted to be avle to do is go to the week of my babies age and see if there was a reason for his strange behaviour.
Since buying this book I have learnt to relax a bit and not to stress so much so am now not bothering with it.
It does have some nice developmental games in it.
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By Aurora
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This book has helped us to be a lot more sympathetic towards our little one when a "jump" is on the horizon. Instead of asking always "what is wrong?" … we are able to review where he is in his growth stage and actually realise that he is tackling some pretty serious development. Recommend!
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5.0 out of 5 stars All parents should buy this book 20 April 2014
By Ms D.
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Sooo worth having for peace of mind. Great to have some idea what the little mite is going through. Really helps to give you a better perspective of your baby's development and how to help them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must read! 16 April 2014
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Fascinating and informative read - useful insight into crucial stages of your baby's development including handy hints and tips in supporting you with each stage.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! 13 April 2014
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This book was recommended by a Babycalm teacher. It's really interesting and proving useful with suggestions for extra fussy weeks.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonder Weeks 12 April 2014
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Really helpful advice and my son's grisly episodes really did coincide with the leaps. It was good to know why he was acting in such a way and being prepared for it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth being on any new mums shelf 9 April 2014
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Brilliant, really easy to pick up and put down, pick up again without much concern over where you left off. Very informative. Helps to understand behaviours.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 8 April 2014
By Idj
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Bought this for myself and also for friends, its very assuring to know why your kid is behaving differently all of a sudden. Its also a nice keep sake (the hard cover has room for pics and small stories)
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