Details evidence which reveals the importance of maintaining continuity of nurturing care for infants and toddlers and discusses the value of a parental presence in a child s early years...
|Title||:||Being There: The Benefits of a Stay-At-Home Parent|
|Publisher||:||Barrons Educational Series Inc No Edition Stated edition March 1, 1996|
|Number of Pages||:||210 pages|
|File Size||:||661 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Being There: The Benefits of a Stay-At-Home Parent Reviews
I found this book (along with the 7 Myths of Working Mothers, Maternal Desire, and Attached at the Heart) extremely helpful in my decision to take at least a several-year break from practicing law to raise my infant son full-time. This book is well researched and enlightening for any parent who feels the tug to stay home to raise their children but would like some guidance in making this decision. If you've already made the choice, this book will provide encouragement and support.
Very helpful and interesting. Worth the read.
I am new to staying-at-home, and thought that this book would give me inspiration for the hard days, but I'm probably going to get rid of it. It did make me feel really guilty for not staying at home with my now 2 year old. But I wasn't really impressed with the writing style, nor with the amount of information in the book...seems like it could have been about 1/5 the length. The author kept going over the same information over and over again. Don't think I'd recommend it to anyone.
The author demonstrates the process of bonding that occurs between mother and child during the first year and how this affects future well-being. Author explains the necessity for security of bonding between child and one trusted person; not just any person, the parent. Author shows the vital, major difference between parental care and care by other loving adults. Especially convincing: even the "best" day-care centers present children with an ever-changing array of caregivers, preventing the most important task of a child; developing trust and bonding. Details the damage done by "caregiver roulette." Author explains how bonding is the most important aspect of early childhood development, not intellectual stimulation. However, early bonding improves future learning in school. The only weakness of this book is that the author focuses mostly on the impact of non-parental care for babies and toddlers with little emphasis on the ramifications for older children and teenagers. The reader will be convinced that caring for one's own child is the most important career a mother or father can pursue, and that there is no comparable substitute.
Good book for doubting moms.
Great book with solid references for parents raising their own children! Very positive, motivational book for mothers chosing the best career in their life-raising their own children.
The book go on saying how important for a child to have a constistant caregiver. Not only that but how important it is for parents to spend time with their kids.
Can't we just all get along? Every mother is doing the best for their children. Let's accept each other's choices and stop trying to validate our own choices by putting others down.