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Product Details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam; 1ST edition (June 28, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0553382209
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553382204
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (83 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #94,201 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Healthy emotional development is at the core of all learning.  Parents who read "Baby Hearts" will become masters at understanding their young children's feelings and how to foster their positive relationships, self-esteem, and emotional control.  Engaging, practical, and scientifically-based, "Baby Hearts" is a terrific book for all parents."—Lise Eliot, author of What's Going On in There? How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life

"This is a vivid, illuminating, and wise portrayal of emotional development in the early years.  These gifted authors highlight the importance of close relationships for the unfolding of personality, self-esteem, and understanding of others."—Ross Thompson, University of California, Davis

About the Author

Linda Acredolo, Ph.D. is emeritus professor of psychology at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Acredolo received her Ph.D. from the Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota. She has served as an editor of Child Development and as an officer of the prestigious Society for Research in Child Development.

Susan Goodwyn, Ph.D. is professor of Psychology and Child Development at California State University, Stanislaus, where she has served as Project Director for several longitudinal research projects. Dr. Goodwyn earned her Ph.D. as a Developmental Psychologist at the University of California, Davis.

Drs. Acredolo and Goodwyn have received numerous research grants, most notably from the National Institutes of Child Health and Development. They have published over 50 scholarly articles and have presented at over 75 national and international research meetings. Their pioneering research into infant and toddler development led them to co-author the 400,000-copy bestselling book Baby Signs (Contemporary Books, 1996, revised edition 2002) and Baby Minds (Bantam, 2000), as well as to found Baby Signs, Inc. in 2001. BABY HEARTS will be the third volume in the series.

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This book is very informative and offers lots of tips for parents in an easy-to-read manner.
Karen Li
This book is a true gift to any parent who wants to ensure that they have the necessary tools to help their child grow up emotionally strong and secure.
Melanie Florence
You may say that don't have the time to read this book but after reading just a few pages this book will make you want to find time to read it.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback
Probably even better than their first two books, Baby Signs & Baby Minds (and that's hard to do!). As a Mom of twins, I have read many, many parenting books and I am usually frustrated after reading all about "what babies need" without anything that tells me what to DO. The authors have a talent for making scientific mumbo-jumbo make sense to the average (non-PhD) person, and then translating it into practical things I should (or shouldn't) do as a parent.

This book in particular helped me to recognize the different personality temperaments of my own three kids, and gave me ideas of what to expect from them in different situations, as well as ideas about how I can help them through scary times. I especailly liked the "How would you feel?" sections throughout the book that help the reader see the world through a toddler's eyes.

The set of Dr. Goodwyn & Dr. Acredolo's three books: Baby Signs, Baby Hearts & Baby Minds are the closest thing a parent will find to an "operators manual" for babies!
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29 of 32 people found the following review helpful By M. Jacobs on August 30, 2005
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Most of my new dance students are 3 years old and I have seen a wide range of behaviors during their first class. I continually adjust my content to make the classes more appealing but I was at a loss on how the teacher's behavior could better contribute. Having read this book, I now know that childrens' imaginations blossom around the middle of their second year and "the good news is that this ability enables them to have fun pretending to be firemen or ballerinas." But this same imagination causes them to be fearful of new situations "where the chances of encountering something unexpected and scary increase markedly." I now have my teachers greet each child warmly and better explain the dance class before we begin.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Mary-Rita Visconti on August 30, 2005
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As an early childhood educator and new mom I highly recommend Baby Hearts. Linda Acredolo and Susan Goodwyn score again with this easy-to-read, informative, and practical book. Imagine what schools would look like if all parents implemented even a few of the ideas explored? I'll be giving this along with Baby Signs and Baby Minds to all my expectant friends!
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23 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Susan Walker on August 31, 2005
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Hi am a mom of a 6yr and 3yr triplets.Though this book is geared toward the birth to 3 yrs. i found the information very informative. I wish I had it sooner. It wa easy to read and i found myself wanting to know more about the findings and results. Gave simple tips and instructions to build better bonds with your babies and why it IS so inpmortant.

If you are working parents: how to make the best of the time you are able to spend together. the influences of caregivers etc.

Most think parenting comes naturaly. Well some are better at it than others. This book is a great resource for new and vetrain parents(and grand parents).

I am going to give it as a gift to my new mom friends.And I hope and look forward to the next edition for ages 4 and up!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Monica A. Soukoreff on August 2, 2005
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What a great way to balance the study of our children's development! This book is as insightful and well written as its predecessors - Baby Signs and Baby Minds. It provides a number of things to think about when considering babies' emotional development while proving yet again how smart and intuitive these little ones are. It is a great read and provides practical applications for our day to day lives. We have already experienced the positive effects for our baby. Families will benefit so much from this book and the trilogy as a whole!
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By K. Smith on August 30, 2005
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I am a working mother of 2 small children and have very little time to read. I was very pleased when I opened the Baby Hearts Book and saw the Quick Reference Quide listed in the Table of Contents! How great to have a handy reference to find the topics a busy mom like me is looking for. I quickly found the section of the chapter I wanted to read thanks to the guide, which matches the pages with the appropriate age of your child.

I know I will eventually read the whole book, but until I do, this handy Guide will work wonders and give me the "Words of Wisdom" I need to help my children grow!
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Janna M. Ekstrom on August 24, 2005
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This third book in the "trilogy" by Drs. Linda Acredolo and Susan Goodwyn (other books are Baby Signs and Baby Minds) is a MUST HAVE for parents; focusing on the crucial role that parents and caregivers play in helping to mold and nurture their children's social and emotional development, Baby Hearts helps "fill in the gaps" and educate parents on how important this development is FROM BIRTH! As a mom of a 15 month old, I have read a few other books on toddlerhood and parenting and I have to say that I really liked the way in which Baby Hearts is written and formatted: the text is smart, informative, and easy to read and follow. The anecdotes, "news flashes", and other text side boxes give great references to other studies, findings, stories, etc. that are very helpful and interesting. I especially like the way the Appendix is formatted: each chapter is broken down by topic and the age at which your child is most likely to be dealing with that topic, with a page number--even faster than using the index!! It is SO great to pick up a reference book like this, flip to the back and then be able to flip directly to the section/pages that are specific to the issue at hand. I always feel like I read a parenting book and then spend more time flipping through the pages and chapters to find that "one" idea...I also appreciated how Drs. Acredolo and Goodwyn emphasize the importance of parents needing to "know" themselves in order to be the best parents they can and that no one is perfect and that is OK!! It isn't all reference/parenting books that leave you feeling hopeful, appreciated, and empowered!
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