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In this book, her follow-up to the best seller Discipline Without Damage, Dr. Lapointe advises new parents how to put their child on a path to optimal development during the crucial early years.  

The baby and toddler years are the most important period for any child's emotional and psychological development. Parents naturally want to do what's best for their kids, but they often struggle to know what that is, especially when dealing with the big "battlegrounds" of sleep, feeding, and managing aggression.  

The latest scientific research indicates that it is through a strong and stable sense of connection to their parents that children learn how to regulate their emotions, master social skills, and develop a sense of identity. Unfortunately, many of the currently accepted parenting practices and traditional attitudes disrupt healthy connection rather than foster it, leading to behavioral issues and emotional problems that can last into adulthood.  

Dr. Lapointe helps parents to understand how mindful and conscious parenting can help them to avoid passing unhealthy patterns down from one generation to the next. Rooted in compassion and understanding, Parenting Right from the Start shows parents how to build a firm, caring presence in the early years that a child can lean into for a lifetime.

©2019 Vanessa Lapointe (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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A must read for all parents of young children!

A one stop shop for all the main struggles of parenting young kids. A must read for sure.

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Must read for all parents!

Must read for every parent!! Dr. Vanessa Lapointe puts into this book the most current research on child raising and it perfectly confirms my feelings as a parent and educator.
Forget the societal pressures and all those strategies based in behaviourism that asks us to break the connections with our babies and children to get them to "behave" in unrealistic ways. Babies don't sleep well, toddlers have tantrums, children test boundaries and these are all typical of childhood.
There is no training that will magically change these and the training that does might be causing more internal/emotional harm then help. When babies cry, toddlers tantrum or children push boundaries, reflect on yourself and respond consistently with connection. "Choose to land on connection" always!!!

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The FIRST parenting book you NEED to read.

I can not get enough of this book and Author.

A truely insightful and scientific read into understanding the brain growth and needs of child development from day 1!

A book I wish was available before I had my first baby but so happy I’ve found it now!

Thank you 🙌🙌🙌