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Reassuring read throughout the early years especially for a first time parent
on 4 June 2015
My review won't be able to do this book justice, it is the most helpful book I have as a parent and what could be more helpful to your child and to you than learning how to help them develop communication skills so you can better understand each other and minimise the terrible twos.
When 8 weeks old I took my son to a singing class and said to the leader that frankly I didn't have much clue how to give my baby the best chances in life other than to help them feel loved, so could she recommend anything. This book was the best gift and is one I would give to other first time parents. After almost 3 years now I'm appreciating more and more the role this book played and still plays in how I gently and respectfully interacted with my child, it surprisingly also helped manage my expectations for the various stages and reassured me during the so called terrible twos that my child was doing the best he could. What better skills to equip your child with than the primary skill of listening and the capacity to tune out sounds so he can hear voices (just stop for a moment now and realise how many sounds are around you that you're filtering out while you focus on reading this - young children can't do this for a few years and need help to be able to do so and this book shows you how).
Background sounds are a problem, a main message of this book is to keep the TV, radio and any unnecessary sounds off for the first two years and preferably beyond.