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Your baby knows more than you think. That’s the heart of the principles and teachings of Magda Gerber, founder of RIE (Resources for Infant Educarers), and Educaring. Baby Knows Best is based on Gerber’s belief in babies’ natural abilities to develop at their own pace, without coaxing from helicoptering or hovering parents. The Educaring Approach helps parents see their infants as competent people with a growing ability to communicate, problem-solve, and self-soothe.

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Sharon Rawlette

Nurturing Genius

Today, at age 15, Jacob Barnett is recognized as a genius. But when he was two, experts believed he would never even learn to read. It also seemed doubtful that he would speak. Kristine Barnett’s memoir The Spark (released in April 2013) tells the story of her refusal to accept the standard therapy for her son’s autism and attempt to draw him out by responding to his interests in math, physics, and astronomy. Read More

Bryanne E. Salazar

Book Review: Juvie

“Maybe not being guilty wasn’t the same as being innocent.” For Sadie Windas, the line between innocence and guilt is so faint; it is hard to see the difference.

Sadie’s journey of self discovery begins with the kind of decision no good kid should have to make, whether or not to take the fall for her sister’s wrongdoing. Read More

Annabelle Gurwitch

50 Shades with Spanx

Ok, I admit it, I didn’t read 5O Shades of Grey. It’s not that I’m a culture snob, I’ve watched my share of Real Housewives and I’ve lost an embarrassing amount of time to googling Honey Boo Boo clips. There was one season I got secretly hooked on Bravo’s Millionaire Matchmaker. When my husband took our son to a baseball tournament in Cooperstown, I was glad it was only four days, otherwise, I might have been found Read More