Demand the behavior and correct thinking will eventually follow. Gary Ezzo, a graduate of Talbot Seminary and School of Theology, teams up with pediatrician Dr. Robert Bucknam to explore the role of moral development in a child in this compact sequel to their controversial primer on newborn behavior, On Becoming Baby Wise
. Four glowing, compelling commentaries highlight the very first pages of the book, which attempts to guide parents through a critical time in their child's growth and learning (ages 5 through 15 months). The authors make many rational arguments about a parent's duty to expect and encourage consistent, acceptable behaviors when the child is very young; over time, such training will lead to the development of moral concepts. While the outcome is desirable and the method--when used consistently--does work, this particular book lacks the many supportive examples and research references found in the first Baby Wise
. The authors encourage readers to familiarize themselves with the original, and openly state that their methods are more effective for graduates of Baby Wise parenting--not demand-fed babies. So, this particular child-rearing book is not meant for all. Chapters feature topics including moral foundations, mealtime and wake-time activities, highchair manners, discipline, and teaching basic sign language. Most of the information is more philosophical than practical. Don't expect to learn "how," so much as "why." --Liane Thomas
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"As an Asian and America-trained pediatrician, I know the principles of Babywise 11
work cross-culturally. Here is a resource that will help parents guide their babies with confidence and success through the three major transitions of the first year -- feeding time, wake time, and sleep time. From experience with my two sons, my daughter, and countless number of patients, I can enthusiastically recommend all the Babywise books as must reads for competent parenting."
--- Saphry-May Liauw, M.D., M.S. (Pharm), Jakarta, Indonesia
As a practicing pediatric neurologist, husband, and father, I fully endorse and highly recommend Babywise 11. The principles found in this book are immensely practical and universally applicable. If the principles of structure and routine found in this resource were widely applied in the early months and years as they should be, I would see far fewer patients over the age of two with behavioral deficiencies and neurologic challenges.
--- Robert P. Turner, M.D. of Richmond, Virginia
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