- Paperback: 150 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (1 May 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1499103670
- ISBN-13: 978-1499103670
- Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 1 x 20.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 30,830 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Elevating Child Care: A Guide to Respectful Parenting Paperback – 1 May 2014
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About the Author
A former actress and model, Janet’s passion for parent education began when she became a mother and sought guidance from infant expert Magda Gerber. Deeply inspired and grateful for her wisdom, Janet began training with Magda professionally. For the last 20 years, she has taught RIE parenting classes in Los Angeles, been a presenter at numerous early childhood conferences, written parenting articles, and served on the board of directors of Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE). Janet is privileged to now be supporting millions of parents internationally through her website, JanetLansbury.com, where she shares insights gained through her parenting classes and personal experiences as a mother of three.
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Top Customer Reviews
This book contains some of her most-read blog posts and her way of writing is really enjoyable as well. Friendly, full of personal experience, great stories, and most importantly, life changing parenting methods. I strongly recommend this to anyone who has to spend time with young children and babies, even if they are not parents themselves.
This book is a collection of blog posts, which for some reason I didn't find clear when I first bought the book when it was launched (I'm wondering if the product description may have changed since?) That said, I think it is a useful book to exist - in particular it's easier to point people to a book than a blog that keeps changing and where many of the best posts are buried. The posts have been editted to make sense in an offline context but it does still feel like a collection of blog posts which zips around from one subject to another rather than forming a more cogent whole that you would expect from a book.
Overall it's a worthwhile book and one I can see recommending to people - and I certainly don't regret sending a few pounds in Janet's direction, but I can't help feeling a bit disappointed that there wasn't any new writing in it.
The only reason it doesnt get 5 stars is because of her stance on babywearing, bedsharing and co-sleeping, baby led weaning and in particular her view that even newborns can develop bad habits, which has been discredited, and therefore discourages comfort feeding, which is important for infants for a number of reasons.
If I overlook these things, however, the book offers easily implemented tools that give results and happier little humans!
Of course I feel like I have read the book already, thanks to my wife, but would recommend this to any parent so they can have the "ahhhhhhhh" moment themselves. My only regret is that I didn't read this before I became a Dad and know I'll be referring to it again soon.
At the heart of Janet's insights and advice is a belief that the child's experience really matters. She also acknowledges the challenge parents and carers face as they do their best to provide love and understanding, and support exploration, learning, development and growth. Meeting a child's needs can feel like an uphill struggle at times, especially in the face of challenging, confusing or upsetting behaviour. But it definitely becomes easier once you understand what is really going on for the child and what their actions are trying to communicate to you - and for me, the Guide to Respectful Parenting has made the process of gaining this insight so much more straightforward. I feel more confident in sharing experiences - good and not-so-good - with the children, and they in turn seem more confident expressing themselves and managing their needs.
Thumbs up all round I'd say!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A counterintuitive, yet illuminating book, filled with wisdom based on experience and genuine adult-toddler connection. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Simon Blackhall
Cannot recommend enough. Very easy to read. I followed most of the advice (especially don't sit me up) and my daughter is now very physically confidentPublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Remedies anxieties, tiredness, overwork according to widespread wrong social expectations from mothers and from babiesPublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Really enjoyed reading this. I don't buy into everything in the RIE concept (my little one LOVES the jumperoo and laughs himself silly in it - I don't see how something he loves... Read morePublished 4 months ago by L. Frazer
the only thing not to love about this book is the sleep advice. everything else really works for our familyPublished 8 months ago by Chris Slomka
Brilliant book. Respect your baby/ child. In fact any human being . Thank you.Published 10 months ago by Kindle Customer K Harrison