Infant specialist Magda Gerber shows parents her methods for raising a confident, self-motivated child. Based on her decades of observing and working with children and their parents, Gerber's refreshing, "back-to-basics" approach works from the premise that each child is unique and should be allowed to develop at his or her own pace. Parents who attend her workshops at Resources for Infant Educarers in Los Angeles learn to observe and trust their children, trust them to be initiators, explorers, and self-learners, and to assist them in discovering and developing their unique styles of problem-solving and mastery.
Table of Contents
HOW RIE CAN BENEFIT YOUR BABY. Respect: The Key to Raising a Self-Confident Baby. The Birth of RIE. YOUR BABY AT THE BEGINNING OF LIFE: FROM BIRTH TO YOUR BABY"S FIRST STEPS. Your Newborn Baby. Newborn Parents. The First Months with Your Baby. Selecting the Right Child Care. Your Baby Becomes Mobile. AS YOUR CHILD GROWS: TODDLERHOOD AND ITS CHALLENGES. Your Budding Toddler. References. RIE Materials Available. Index.
MAGDA GERBER is the founder and Director of Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE). She lectures and conducts workshops for parents and professionals throughout the United States and Canada, and has created a series of instructional videos. ALLISON JOHNSON is a freelance writer and is raising her own daughter using the RIE approach.