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Letting Go as Children Grow: From Early Intimacy to Full Independence - A Parent's Guide

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This book considers the inner world of the child and argues that children are more capable than many of us realize. Babies make their needs known; toddlers can walk for miles; teenagers are equipped to make their own decisions. Children need adult support, but they do not need interference, which can damage their growth. If we learn to trust our children at each stage, the ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published July 1st 2003 by Bloomsbury UK
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Helen
Apr 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Full of loving truth, and references lots of other great material too.
I prefer the old title "do not disturb" since this is more about a whole parenting style than specifically about handling growing independence etc/
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Apr 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Every American parent needs to read this book. Not because it is necessarily the best way but because of an American parenting trend that is so hands on it is exhausting. This book is, and remains as, the most influential parenting book I have ever read.
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Deborah Jackson is an experienced journalist and bestselling childcare author. She writes for national newspapers and her articles have appeared in many magazines, including Elle and Natural Parent. Books on childcare have included Three in a Bed and Baby Wisdom. Deborah runs workshops for the Active Birth Centre in London, and has lectured on parenting in Austria. Her numerous television appearan ...more

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