When our girls were infants, I often wondered if I was doing enough to support their boundless interest in exploring the world around them. I tried to balance my concerns for their safety with their need to grow. Plus, especially with my firstborn, I wondered if she was progressing normally. Whenever I talked with other moms, there seemed to be unspoken, and sometimes spoken, comparisons between our children. How wonderful it would have been to have a guide to my baby’s development that offered practical advice, warm encouragement and solid research.
Today’s new parents have just the guide! Boosting your Baby’s Brain Power is a delightful, spirited reference for parents who want to give their child a strong start in cognitive and social development. Clearly, authors Holly Engel-Smothers and Susan Heim are educators and mothers. They have gleaned timely parenting resources into succinct chapters designed with bulleted lists and sidebar boxes, making the information easily accessible to busy and sleep-deprived parents. Many topics are highlighted with an inspiring quote—ex.“There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million.” Walt Streightiff—that sets the tone for the topic while uplifting a parent’s weary spirit. The book’s advice is field-tested, with a wonderful balance of the nurture and nature components of effective parenting.
Just released by Great Potential Press, Boosting Your Baby’s Brain Power is now available. A great gift for new parents, whether or not its their first child!
Visit author Susan Heim’s blog on parenting. Susan specializes in parenting, multiples, and women’s issues. She is a former Senior Editor for a major publishing company, where she specialized in the bestselling “Chicken Soup for the Soul” series, as well as religion and teen books. Susan is the author of the books, “Oh, Baby! 7 Ways a Baby Will Change Your Life the First Year”; “Twice the Love: Stories of Inspiration for Families with Twins, Multiples and Singletons”; “It’s Twins! Parent-to-Parent Advice from Infancy Through Adolescence”; “Boosting Your Baby’s Brain Power”; and, “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Twins and More.”