Best Beginnings for your Baby and You: Conception, Pregnancy, Birth and Looking Ahead

Troubador Publishing Ltd
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Best Beginnings for your Baby and You provides a bridge of understanding and trust between expectant and new parents and all perinatal professionals who care for them – during what can be a very exciting but a difficult and demanding time.
During the earliest years the traits of kindness, playfulness, sensitivity, generosity, compassion, ‘goodness’ and trust are built indelibly into your child’s life forever. This book draws from outstanding initiatives worldwide to heal and protect children from early harmful influences and experiences.
It is also designed to help parents everywhere to feel less alone, and to encourage them to share with other parents what they have learnt. Accompanied by pictures, shared stories and experiences to remind us that we are all in this together, doing our best to be the best parents that we can be.
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About the author

Sarah Woodhouse studied Social Sciences at Exeter University. On the Council of Amnesty International UK, she was the lead author of Teaching and Learning about Human Rights for Secondary schools. She worked with a Therapeutic Play Group set up by the NSPCC for mothers and their at risk children, and later with teenagers excluded from school for severely disturbed or violent behaviour. Sarah has also been the CEO of the Right from the Start charity for 35 years.

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Publisher
Troubador Publishing Ltd
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Published on
Nov 23, 2019
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Pages
200
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ISBN
9781838599348
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Language
English
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Genres
Health & Fitness / Pregnancy & Childbirth
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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