I have read about 5 books so far on babies and children.
My favorites (the ones that really made a difference in my life) so far are:
Happiest Baby on the Block
Our son cried a lot in the first 4 months and the practical tips from Harvey Karp helped us a LOT.
Brain Rules Baby Raise Smart
It does not cover everything but gave me some ideas I had not thought of before:
- praise achievements and results, and not the child,
- four major risks for the parents relationship (lack of sleep, workload, I can't remember the other two :), and what to do about these risks; it doesn't look like a major insight but just seeing it explained so clearly made a difference to me,
- why and how to develop the child's empathy
- and some practical tips for smart games to play with children...
(and more - I am still not through the book)
13 Mar '12, 07:10