Jessica Teich is a journalist and filmmaker.
Brandel France de Bravo is a poet and health educator. Both are mothers of young children and long-time students of RIE, a unique method of infant and toddler care.
This lovely book contains calming and spot-on advise for the new parent.
No new mom should have to feel guilty about giving her kid a pacifier or using the carseat as a nice cosy place to nap.)
I enjoyed this gentle and thoughtful book and return to it from time to time to re-read one chapter or another.
Every mom should read this honest, down to earth book-it's full of great advise on how to teach some of the most invaluable lessons of life and has been a great resource for me... Read morePublished 12 days ago by Attila Gyulai
Second best book on parenting available, give it to everyone I know to read BEFORE they give birth- valuable and simple and lovely.Published 23 months ago by S. Butler
This book is absolutely amazing. Most parenting books are overwhelming, over-explained, and have more references per paragraph than periods. Read morePublished on October 10, 2012 by HaileyPeden
A word of caution about this book...I read it around the time my son turned one, and implemented some of the ideas about "down time" for him, allowing him to play on his own, etc. Read morePublished on March 7, 2012 by Amazon Customer
wonderful reminders about what is really important to kids... All new moms should get this before they start building fancy nurseries and buying too much stuff for babies that only... Read morePublished on April 2, 2011 by midmom
I picked this up in a used book store on a whim and was so very pleasantly surprised to find that it was written by two RIE parents and is a great low-key introduction to the RIE... Read morePublished on October 10, 2010 by Christina Vlinder
A marvelous, empathic, short and eminently readable book about parenting. I wish I had found this book when my eldest was a newborn. Read morePublished on May 9, 2010 by Kerryann Kenney
I strongly recommend this book to any caregiver who wants a simple and also fulfilling life for the family.Published on April 21, 2010 by JA
Every year or so I pull out this book and reread it.
The first time I thought it was fluff and gave up on it (when my first child was 1 year old). Read more