Infants

Research for this parenting course began with an investigation about attachment and infant crying.  I was surprised at the lack of agreement about colic (excessive crying without any known cause) and typical infant crying. There was a lot of literature about crying that was associated with attachment theory (and what affects infant to parent attachment).

 

This course was developed from a huge number of research articles and several books.  It deals with creating a warm, positive, secure attachment between your infant and you.  There are lots of tips about helping your infant grow and develop.

 

This course is intended for BEFORE YOU HAVE YOUR BABY.  It will get you ready to have a positive relationship with your infant, Right from the Start.  

 

An important feature of this course is that it teaches you the basics of human behavior and how infants learn.  Did you know they start learning before birth?  Did you know they can see colors at birth?  Did you know that there is a simple thing that you can do with your infant that really increases her physical growth and alertness, and improves sleep quality (and is fun for mom or dad).

 

The books on the right are mostly ones reviewed in the class on reducing crying.  The last one, The Power of Positive Parenting is just a great parenting book.  

 

This course was evaluated by 57 individuals as part of my graduate project.  They gave it very high reviews.  So, give it a try.  You will be glad you did.

Secrets of the Baby Whisperer: How to Calm, Connect, and Communicate with Your Baby

The Happiest Baby on the Block

The Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Baby Sleep Longer

               (Happiest Baby DVD)

Why is My Baby Crying? : The 7-Minute Program For Soothing the Fussy Baby

                (Cure for Colic)

The Power of Positive Parenting : A Wonderful Way to Raise Children

(The manual kids should come with)

Parenting with Reason: Evidence-Based Approaches to Parenting Dilemmas (Parent and Child)