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"The Aware Baby is chock full of reliable information and practical advice on a wide range of child rearing issues from how to deal with infant crying to discipline and toilet training. The style is clear, concise and vivid. It is a pleasure to read, and I recommend it most highly."
-Thomas R. Verny, M.D., Psychiatrist and author of The Secret Life of the Unborn Child
"The exquisite awareness of babies celebrated in this book is revolutionary and refreshing. Soundly based on empirical research and great good sense, this book will doubly bless both the parents and their very fortunate infants."
-David B. Chamberlain, Ph.D., Author of The Mind of Your Newborn Baby
"The Aware Baby is an extremely useful (perhaps essential) guidebook for parents... I particularly appreciate the depth at which Dr. Solter deals with sleep, feeding, and behavioral difficulties, and the methods that she advocates for dealing with crying (probably the most misunderstood aspect of parenting). Her chapters on playing with babies and on approaches to bring about secure attachment and bonding are exceptional. This book should be mandatory reading for all parents and for professionals who deal with babies and children."
-William R. Emerson, Ph.D., Pioneer of infant therapy
Dr. Aletha Solter... gives us the key to infant, and later adult, mental health. It is my belief that every prospective parent on earth should read her book, The Aware Baby."
-Paul Vereshack, M.D., Psychiatrist and author of The Psychotherapy of The Deepest Self
The Aware Baby presents novice parents with a complete understanding of their baby's emotional needs from conception to two-and-a-half years of age. If you are expecting a baby, or are the brand new parents of one, then begin your parental responsibilities with a thorough and thoughtful reading of Aletha Solter's The Aware Baby.
-Midwest Book Review
Aletha Solter is a Swiss/American developmental psychologist living in Southern California. She studied with Dr. Jean Piaget in Geneva, Switzerland, where she earned a Master's Degree in human biology. She holds a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of California. 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.
I wish every new parent could read this. It was my bible for child-rearing. Dr. Solter's approach is as straight-forward and compassionate as could be. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Catherine B.
In my opinion this is the absolute child raising book for infants and toddlers. Solter's approach is really sensitive and caring for both the baby and the parents/caregivers. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Olga Paraskeva
Bought this as a gift for new parents—over the years I've given away dozens. As a communication-skills coach, with a B.A. and an M.A. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Kerrith H. King
This book is a little repetitive, but it does prepare you psychologically to face the moments when your child cries and you don't know what to do. Read morePublished 16 months ago by SDY
The principles in this book are revolutionary. I sincerely believe that if every parent adopted the practices in this book, society would be a much different place.Published 17 months ago by Richard Lyons
This book is helping us so much with our concepts for parenting. Solter has very practical and loving guidance for those who want to raise their children in a way that helps them... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Griffin Browne
I have a 19 and 16 yr old that I used this often for and with great success, feeling it was very helpful in raising healthy well-balanced children, that everyone has always... Read morePublished on September 8, 2013 by Meli
I had read so many books before this one. The attachment parenting ones helped most, but there were still some pieces missing, and I was battling with new motherhood. Read morePublished on April 24, 2013 by J E Swart
I absolutely love this book and wish I had known about it before I had my baby. I did not come across it until she was 4 months old. Read morePublished on April 20, 2013 by Winter Lady