The Wonder Weeks. Eight predictable, age-linked leaps in your baby's mental development characterized by the three C's (Crying, Cranky, Clingy), a change ... and the development of new skills [Paperback]
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Book Description: Original, groundbreaking way of looking at the babys brain growth and linking it to the difficult clingy, cranky, crying periods where they want to be close to their caregiver. This connection had never been understood or described until now. Usually, these difficult periods drive parents crazy and guilt-ridden. This book reassures parents that they are not to blame and that these difficult periods are part of normal development all babies go through. Knowing that their baby cant help being so difficult at times, parents can tolerate their babys irritable behavior much better. Based on extensive scientific research, The Wonder Weeks describes in easy-to-understand terms the incredible developmental changes that all babies go through during the first 60 weeks of their lives. Now this book, which has sold more than 1 million copies throughout the world in 12 languages, can help parents predict -within a week or two- when to expect the behavior that marks a new change. They will learn what is going on in the baby's brain and read examples of how other parents react at this stage and what they can do to help the child during this transition. It includes: -Week-by-week guide to baby's behavior -An explanation of the markers for cranky, clingy, crying (The three Cs) behavior and how to react -Fun games and gentle activities you can do with your child -A description of your baby's perspective on the world around him and how it can help you understand the changes he's going through Research background: The authors studied chimpanzees in Africa with Jane Goodall and found evidence for distinct regression periods where infant behavior changes dramatically. This confirmed research that others had found previously in 12 more primate species. They returned to Europe to see if these regression periods could be established in human infants. There, they started to interview and observe mothers and their newborn babies in their homes weekly during the first 20 months of life. They found and reported on 10 regression periods. The first study was based on 15 families. Later these findings were confirmed in 32 more families in the Netherlands, 20 families in Spain, 17 families in Sweden and 30 families in England. The findings were reported in scientific journals and presented in this general book for parents. Reviews: "This is a very practical and entertaining window into the baby's first year and a half. Vanderijt 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. Vanderijt and Plooijs 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 infants understanding. Together, this gives parents and professionals soundly based insight into babies developing minds. Whats more, Vanderijt 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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Studio: Kiddy World Promotions B.V.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.53" Width: 6.69" Height: 0.94" Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Release Date Feb 29, 2008
Publisher Kiddy World Promotions B.V.
ISBN 9079208019 ISBN13 9789079208012
Reviews - What do customers think about The Wonder Weeks. Eight predictable, age-linked leaps in your baby's mental development characterized by the three C's (Crying, Cranky, Clingy), a change ... and the development of new skills?
Wonder Weeks May 8, 2008
This book is fantastic. When you think your bub is acting out of the ordinary you look up this book and discover its a wonder week. I had no idea there were such things. As a new mum it makes you feel better that there are valid reasons for your baby's change in behaviour. Definitely recommended for all mums.......especially first timers like me.
Sanity Saver Mar 26, 2008
SO happy they reprinted it!!! I had to borrow a copy from my sister but now I'll order my own... yes it's THAT good.
Okay...so maybe a tad simplistic and repetitive (it tells you not to shake the baby every chapter)... BUT as a new mom it was nice to know that it was NORMAL for my happy boy to turn into a fussy clingy non-sleeper. I like that the book encourages moms to pick up their babies, to respond to their cues, and reinforces that their crying indicates a NEED not manipulation.
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