William Sears


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Dr. Sears, or Dr. Bill as his "little patients" call him, is the father of eight children as well as the author of over 30 books on childcare. Dr. Bill is an Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Bill received his pediatric training at Harvard Medical School's Children's Hospital in Boston and The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto -- the largest children’s hospital in the world, where he served as associate ward chief of the newborn nursery and associate professor of pediatrics. Dr. Sears is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and a fellow of the Royal College of Pediatricians (RCP).Dr. Bill is also a medical and parenting consultant for BabyTalk and ...more

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The Power of Family Bonding

Tips On Staying Present and Building Family ConnectionQuestion: Hi, I’m a mom with a newborn and a young toddler. I have wanted to be a mom for as long as I can remember and now that I am one I want to make the most of it. I feel like there’s so much to focus on and I often feel scattered. Any advice for this new mama?

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“How you approach birth is intimately connected with how you approach life”
William Sears, The Pregnancy Book: A Month-By-Month Guide Tag: Everythg. You Need to Know from America'S..

“Oftentimes I felt ridiculous giving my seal of approval to what was in reality such a natural thing to do, sort of like reinventing the wheel and extolling its virtues. Had parents' intuition sunk so low that some strange man had to tell modern women that it was okay to sleep with their babies?”
William Sears, Sids: A Parent's Guide to Understanding and Preventing Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

“In the first several months of life, a baby’s wants are a baby’s needs.”
William Sears, The Attachment Parenting Book : A Commonsense Guide to Understanding and Nurturing Your Baby

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