Box , Goleta, CA , U. Aware Parenting is a philosophy of child-rearing that has the potential to change the world. Based on cutting-edge research and insights in child development, Aware Parenting questions most traditional assumptions about raising children, and proposes a new approach that can profoundly shift a parent's relationship with his or her child. Parents who follow this approach raise children who are bright, compassionate, competent, nonviolent, and drug free.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. The Aware Baby by Aletha J. Solter Goodreads Author. The Aware Baby marks a major breakthrough in our understanding of babies' needs from conception to two-and-a-half years of age.
Now translated into eleven languages, it has contributed to a revolution in parenting around the world. This revised edition includes new research and insights from the author's extensive experience as a consultant and international workshop leade The Aware Baby marks a major breakthrough in our understanding of babies' needs from conception to two-and-a-half years of age.
This revised edition includes new research and insights from the author's extensive experience as a consultant and international workshop leader. This book will teach you how to bond with your infant, respond to your baby's crying, enhance your baby's intelligence, help your baby sleep better, find alternatives to punishment, and raise your child to be non-violent. She studied with Dr. She holds a Ph.
Her books have been translated into many languages, and she is recognized internationally as an expert on attachment, trauma, and non-punitive discipline. She is the founder of the Aware Parenting Institute, an international organization with certified instructors in many countries. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. More Details Original Title. Other Editions 4. Friend Reviews.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Aware Baby , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of The Aware Baby. Aug 04, Lavinia rated it liked it Shelves: , non-fiction , parenting. Conform A. Jul 27, Shea Levy rated it really liked it Shelves: attachment-parenting , parenting.
Solter provides a framework of relating to your baby through understanding and meeting their needs, especially those for love and emotional safety, and applies it to a number of issues and concerns that arise during parenting.
I especially benefitted from her emphasis on the need of babies to be allowed to cry for extended periods of time rather than assuming all cries are attempts to get some specific immediate need met , which might not have occurred to me otherwise. Her advice on how to differentiate different kinds of signals from a pre-verbal baby seem likely to be really useful too. Unfortunately, getting the most out of this book required putting up with a lot of nonsense.
The most egregious example of this is the way she attributes any possible parental disagreement or deviation from her approach to trauma during the parent's childhood, but this also shows up in her claims that certain behaviors e.
Jul 27, Lisa C rated it really liked it Shelves: parenting. I read this book when my first child was 8 months old. I had never let him cry. He was a happy baby, albeit somewhat tense and poor sleeper.
This book helped me calm down about crying and see its value. However, I think I may have overdone it a bit with my son. I think I should have found more of a middle ground between never letting him cry and allowing him to cry until he was done. Eventually I did work it out that way. He did become more relaxed and slept a little better, but sometimes I feel I read this book when my first child was 8 months old.
He did become more relaxed and slept a little better, but sometimes I feel like I just turned on the waterworks with him. At six he still cries quite a lot. But at least I'm not freaking out about it. People are funny. When he never cried, they said, "What's wrong with your baby, he never cries!
But then when I decided there was value in crying, people tried to shut him up by distracting him. Now I have my second baby and I have been able to be much calmer about her crying. She cried plenty during the first month or two. I listened to discover what she needed recommend Dunstan baby language for help on that. I did what I could to comfort her, and I calmed her if she escalated, but didn't go to the lengths I did with my first I would swaddle, shush, sway, bounce and plug him with a pacifier.
Now at four months she hardly ever cries and is very happy and relaxed. Anyway, the book is worth a read, just take it with a grain of salt.
In fact, I would recommend parents to just really listen to their babies and try to understand them and comfort them without stifling them. It's not really hard so long as you don't have any hang ups about crying. Mar 17, Amanda rated it liked it Recommends it for: anyone having or dealing at all with kids. I thought her take was really interesting, but I'm still not sure how much I agree and disagree with her.
In general, it came across as a little out-there for me. I do like that she presents crying in particular as NOT a negative state, that it might have benefits or at least be a neutral experience for a baby. I try to remember that when Corin's crying and nothing I do to "fix" it helps -- that just my presence and open heart are required. Aug 08, Charlene Johnson added it. Like one reviewer said, I think her techniques are a little extreme.
I have begun to figure out her various cries and meet that particular need for comfort which then comforts my crying baby. O carte foarte buna pentru viitoare mamici. Intr-adevar, asa cum au mai spus si alti cititori, se insista un pic prea mult pe ideea cu plansul si nevoia de a plange. Practic, daca nu iti dai seama de ce plange copilul, poti pune oricand pe seama nevoii efective de a plange.
Dar poate ca aceasta e ideea de baza, vom verifica practic de-acum incolo. Mar 19, Bradcymru rated it liked it. There's a lot of good information in here about being more in tune with your baby's needs, but there's a lot of bizarre stuff too.
The author seems to think the solution to everyone's problems regardless of age is to go have a good cry and it gets very repetitive. As long as it isn't the only book you read on parenting, I think you can get some useful information out of it. I liked her attitude and she makes very good arguments for what she is saying. Also, she is rather unconventional and it was like a breath of fresh air to learn something different. I read the book while pregnant and I can say for sure it helped me have realistic expectations and to relax a bit.
Jul 14, Burcu rated it it was amazing. Very different approach. Almost all baby parenting books wander around same themes but this one. I found it very insightful although i got angry with her "i do everything right" attitude sometimes. Feb 16, Hanako rated it it was ok Shelves: read-in Mar 13, Lisa Mitchell rated it it was amazing. I had to pick this one up as I so enjoyed the tears and tantrums book.
I believe in theory these principles work but I found it hard to apply to my day life. I agree with the authors over all premiss! There were wonderful words of advice and good tips when working with an upset little one. There were times reading this book that I wished the author was sitting in my living room to help me through some of the issues our family is experincing.
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