On Becoming Babywise Book 2: Parenting You 5 To 12 Month Old Through The Babyhood Transitions
Gary Ezzo, M.A. and Robert Bucknam M.D.
It’s reality-check time! You’re at least four months into your tour of parenting, and the complexities of child training are starting to multiply. While your baby is growing physically, his mind is adapting with ever-increasing awareness to new sights, sounds, sensations and relationships. He can now interact with his material universe with greater attentiveness. Watch out: big changes are coming to his world and yours!
Preserving the order and structure that brought security to your baby’s day, peaceful sleep in your baby’s nights and stability in your home is still the priority, but now it must be viewed through a new developmental lens. For example, feeding time is more than a biological response initiated by a baby’s sucking reflex. For the five-month-old, meal times become a complex and conscious interaction between him and his parents, food and drink, preference and need, likes and dislikes, must dos and won’t dos!
This is also when waketime behaviors and responses start to fall into the categories of safe or unsafe and right or wrong, and will either be encouraged or discouraged by Mom and Dad's reactions. Training to encourage right behavior and discourage wrong behavior will become the focus of Mom and Dad’s attention over the next seven months. All those feeding, waking and sleeping times provide numerous built-in opportunities for displaying parental wisdom, guidance and patience. Babywise II is here to help you in this crucial time.
About The Author: Gary Ezzo, M.A. serves as the executive director of Growing Families International. He and his wife Anne Marie have spoken to millions of mothers, fathers, educators and medical clinicians through their best-selling books and weekend seminars. Their parenting concepts are now translated into 25 languages. The Ezzos have two daughters and nine grandchildren.
Robert Bucknam, M.D., F.A.A.P. is the founder and director of Cornerstone Pediatrics in Louisville, Colorado. Dr. Bucknam is the co-author and medical authority for the best-selling On Becoming Babywise series, was Chairman of Pediatrics, Avista Hospital, has privileges in three area hospitals, and currently has a thriving four-doctor practice of over 15,000 patients. With a targeted interest in pre-term and high-risk newborns, Dr. Bucknam’s opinions are highly respected within the pediatric community. Dr. Bucknam lives in Louisville, Colorado, with his wife, Gayle, and their four sons.
Publication Date: February 2012
|Brand||Publisher: Parent-Wise Solutions, Inc|
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