The Confident Parent: A Pediatrician’s Guide to Caring for Your Little One without Losing Your Joy, Your Mind, or Yourself

By Jane Scott, MD  and Stephanie Land
Read by Susan Boyce

8.29 Hours 11/01/2016 unabridged
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A much-needed guide that delivers essential baby and child-care advice while reminding parents to calm down and trust themselves. Parents are more overwhelmed than ever before — juggling demands on their time as well as conflicting advice from family, friends, frenemies and “experts” on how to achieve parental perfection. Pediatrician Jane Scott has seen this parental anxiety up close, and in The Confident Parent she shares advice on how to cut through the confusion, dial down the insecurities and unhelpful advice, and simply do what countless parents around the world have done throughout history: respond to their little one’s needs without overthinking, overstimulating, and overparenting. Informed by a unique global perspective, The Confident Parent shows listeners how to be not just better caregivers but happier and more balanced human beings. The book covers the basics of baby and child-care from breastfeeding and sleep training to managing temper tantrums, offering a fresh perspective that’s both commonsense and liberating. Takeaways include:Children are strong and resilient—unless parents teach them not to be;Picky eating is learned, not innate; and There is such a thing as being too careful.

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Summary

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Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A much-needed guide that delivers essential baby and child-care advice while reminding parents to calm down and trust themselves.

Parents are more overwhelmed than ever before — juggling demands on their time as well as conflicting advice from family, friends, frenemies and “experts” on how to achieve parental perfection. Pediatrician Jane Scott has seen this parental anxiety up close, and in The Confident Parent she shares advice on how to cut through the confusion, dial down the insecurities and unhelpful advice, and simply do what countless parents around the world have done throughout history: respond to their little one’s needs without overthinking, overstimulating, and overparenting.

Informed by a unique global perspective, The Confident Parent shows listeners how to be not just better caregivers but happier and more balanced human beings. The book covers the basics of baby and child-care from breastfeeding and sleep training to managing temper tantrums, offering a fresh perspective that’s both commonsense and liberating.

Takeaways include:

  • Children are strong and resilient—unless parents teach them not to be;
  • Picky eating is learned, not innate; and
  • There is such a thing as being too careful.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A refreshing approach…Will help new parents enjoy their babies more and let go of parental anxiety.” Tovah P. Klein, PhD, author of How Toddlers Thrive
“Narrator Susan Boyce provides elegant articulation and appealing emotional tones. Her performance captures every ounce of meaning and context in this useful guide. The author was four times a parent before she was a doctor, and her discussion is also informed by her experiences living on four different continents. Her writing expresses wisdom reminiscent of a bodhisattva—it’s relaxing, even soothing. But there’s also no shortage of astute advice—from handling familiar challenges to learning how to use one’s instincts to avoid overthinking the job of parenting. Her international perspective and audible maturity, as captured beautifully by the Boyce, elevate this advice and make it linger. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Jane Scott MD

Dr. Jane Scott is a trained pediatrician and neonatologist working in the private sector, developing medical devices to help infants and children around the world. Before training at Duke University, she lived in England and Ireland, as well as the Australian outback and the South African desert. She has four children of her own, born on three continents, and now is a doting grandparent.

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Author Bio: Stephanie Land

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Family & Relationships
Runtime: 8.29
Audience: Adult
Language: English