416 pages, 9.25 × 7.38 × 1 in
January 3, 2006
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0743488946
ISBN - 13: 9780743488945
About the Book
The "New York Times" bestselling child-rearing expert presents the most effective approaches in greater depth and detail than in earlier books in this series, offering this new guide that is organized into ten Super Secret chapters that will open a world of understanding to concerned parents.
Read from the Book
Chapter One: E.A.S.Y. Isn't Necessarily Easy (But It Works!)Getting Your Baby on a Structured RoutineThe Gift of E.A.S.Y.You probably have a routine in the morning. You get up at roughly the same time, maybe you shower first or have your coffee, or perhaps you immediately hop on the treadmill or take your pup out for a brisk walk. Whatever you do, it's probably pretty much the same every morning. If by chance something interrupts that routine, it can throw off your whole day. And I'll bet there are other routines in your day as well. You're used to having your dinnertime at a certain hour. You probably have particular rituals at the end of the day, too, like spooning with your favorite pillow (or partner!) in anticipation of a good night's sleep. But let's say your dinner hour changes or you have to sleep in a bed away from home. Isn't it unsettling and don't you feel disoriented when you wake?Naturally, people vary in their need for structure. At one end of the continuum are those whose entire days are predictable. At the other end are free spirits who tend to fly by the seat of their pants. But even "flyers" usually have some sort of dependable rituals during their day. Why? Because human beings, like most animals, thrive when they know how and when their needs are going to be met and know what's coming next. We all like some degree of certainty in our lives.Well, so do babies and young children. When a new mum brings her baby home from the hospital, I suggest a structured
Table of Contents
Contents Introduction: From Baby Whispering to Problem Solving
My Most Important Secret One: E.A.S.Y. Isn't Necessarily Easy (But It Works!)
Getting Your Baby on a Structured Routine Two: Even Babies Have Emotions
Gauging Moods in the First Year Three: Your Baby's Liquid Diet
Feeding Issues in the First Six Months Four: Food Is More Than Nourishment
Solid Foods and Eating Happily Ever After Five: Teaching Babies How to Sleep
The First Three Months and the Six Troubleshooting Variables Six: Pick Up/Put Down
A Sleep Training Tool -- Four Months to a Year Seven: "We're Still Not Getting Enough Sleep"
Sleep Problems after the First Year Eight: Taming Toddlers
Teaching Children to Be Emotionally F.I.T. Nine: E. E. A. S. Y. Does It
The Case for Early Toilet Training Ten: Just When You Think You've Got It...Everything Changes!
Twelve Essential Questions and Twelve Principles of Problem Solving
From the Publisher
The third book in the bestselling Baby Whisperer series—the most comprehensive, up-close, and personal to date!
Thousands of parents have asked the Baby Whisperer to help them solve their problems. With this book you too can take advantage of the advice, insights, and parenting techniques from beloved child expert Tracy Hogg. “A problem is nothing more than a situation calling for a creative solution,” she reminds us. “Ask the right questions and you'll come up with the right answers.”
Once you learn how to translate banguage, the “baby-language” your infant uses to communicate needs, feelings, and opinions, you can see your child for who he or she really is—an understanding that will serve you well as your child blossoms into the toddler years. By helping you establish a daily routine and tailor your parenting strategies according to your child's unique personality and stage of development, Tracy will teach you how to:
• Ask the Twelve Essential Questions to recognize potential problems and employ the Twelve Principles of Problem Solving—simple troubleshooting techniques for everyday situations
• Avoid, or remedy, accidental parenting—inadvertent adult behavior that often leads to such common parenting challenges as sleep problems, poor eating habits, separation anxiety, and tantrums
• Be a P.C. parent—patient and conscious—who knows how to detect prime times—windows of opportunity for teaching babies how to get to sleep on their own, introducing bottles to breast-fed babies, toilet training, and other growth issues
• Inhibit runaway emotions and foster his or her emotional fitness—the ability to understand and manage feelings
...and so much more. For Tracy's fans, this book will be a welcome addition to the Hogg library; for readers unfamiliar with her philosophy of care, it will open a new world of understanding and insight.
"The high-spirited Hogg is humorous yet relentless in her quest to help parents find out why their baby acts a certain way.... [her] followers will no doubt be delighted."
-- Publishers Weekly