Giving your Baby the Best Start

Written by: Dianne Edmonds Posted on 11 Feb 2012 0

Now thanks to the people at Exisle Publishing there is a new book all about how the first years of a baby’s life are the most critical and what parents can do to support this crucial period of growth and development.

A baby’s early experiences and interactions provide them with the beginnings of their self-beliefs, thoughts and feelings; their self-esteem and self-value; how they operate in relationships; how they behave socially; and their sense of emotional security.

This book will help you understand how to help your baby to develop trust and confidence and to feel secure and valued.

In Best Start, psychologist Lynn Jenkins looks at how a person’s emotional foundations are formed in babyhood and the power that these foundations have over the way in which a child develops. Most importantly, she explains to parents what they can do to meet those needs, ensuring that their child experiences the best start in life.

Simply written with an engaging honesty and humour, Best Start is essential reading for every parent!

“Best Start is a very practical book for parents. It doesn't spend time telling you how to parent, instead it gets people thinking about how to help their children grow-up feeling good about themselves. Lynn has used her own experiences as a parent mixed with her clinical skills to present a book that is witty and humorous as well as managing to cover very important areas such as emotional regulation and teaching the language of emotion to children.”
- Julie Ferguson, nurse practitioner in the field of perinatal mental health

“This is a comprehensive guide to an infant's emotional and social developmental needs … ideal for parents interested in the deeper psychological needs of their babies.”
- Dr Beth Mah B.Med (Hons), F.R.A.N.Z.C.P., Cert. Child Adol. Psych., Infant and Parent Psychiatrist

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Shantelle morrison 28/08/2017 8:40:47 PM I feel happy that this helped me I'm about to have a baby just find out thanks
Dianne Edmonds 28/08/2017 9:07:47 PM That's great Shantelle, all the best.
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