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Bésame mucho

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  749 ratings  ·  86 reviews
Carlos González, tras el indiscutible éxito de Mi niño no me come, que alcanzo los 40.000 ejemplares vendidos, regresa con Bésame mucho, una versión actualizada que incluye nuevos ejemplos que pueden ayudar a los padres a entender más y mejor a sus hijos. ¿Por qué los niños no quieren dormir solos?, ¿Por qué tienen celos?, ¿Por qué tienen rabietas?, ¿Por qué lloran?, ¿Por ...more
Paperback, 279 pages
Published February 19th 2018 by Planeta Publishing (first published 1999)
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Roberto Garcia Garcia
May 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
It is very difficult to be a good father. The main challenge is knowing what to do in each situation. Of course you will do what you think is the best but there are alwalys lots of doubts.
For instance, there some popular books that ask you to let your baby cry in order to teach him or her the correct manners. I just could not stand the idea of doing something like that.
This book is an alternative that is based in a close relation with your baby. Skin to skin. It has a simply message. Do you love
I'll be buying my own copy of this book. It's not the best argued, the way it uses evidence is possibly rather suspect, but it has a unique eloquence.

It's a lovely book that I'll want to re-read and share with others, especially when I want a laugh, and to get some perspective, especially when I despair of my children behaving as I would like them to. It's quite unusual to read polemic with such humour. I've heard Carlos Gonzales speak and despite the challenges of excellent English with a heavy
Sep 29, 2009 rated it it was amazing
This book was the first book about parenting that told me that it was Ok what I was doing with my son: caresing him, sleeping with him, "spoiling" him. Then I found "attachment parenting" : that validated what I knew in my heart, but was embarrased to accept in public :)
This is a very interesting book, writing by a pediatric (Carlos González) dealing with many of the myths and falsehoods of child care.
Truly, it pays special attention to the called "Método Estivill" (the Spanish version of the behavioral Ferber method), although it deals with a huge amount of other well established believes and myths.
Basically, he gives scientific evidence (on a huge bibliography) of their falsehood and erroneousness providing the results of statistical data (if available) or po
Miguel Ángel Vilela
Nov 12, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Nobody
Shelves: parenting, shit
Piece of shit. The author uses the kind of arguments that won't hold together and the kind of comparisons that only use extremism to try to convince you. Honestly, piece of shit. If you want to read a really good book about the same subject, with about the same conclusions but with real scientific backup, please read "Bright from the Start" by Jill Stamm & Paula Spencer. I'm so sorry for those who can only read Spanish, becase this piece of shit is in their language and the really good books ...more
Oct 07, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-books, técnicos
O autor coloca questões pertinentes e faz algumas comparações interessantes. Mas, por vezes, dá exemplos completamente descabidos e alguns conselhos questionáveis. Tenho a sensação de que se seguisse as suas sugestões à risca não estaria a educar um bebé mas sim a criar uma criança desregrada e sem noção de alguns limites.
[quote]"The book you are reading is not an attempt to strike a 'happy medium'; it is taking a clear stand. [b]This book assumes all children are essentially good, that their emotional needs are important and that we as parents owe them love, respect and attention.[/b] Those who disagree with these principles, who prefer to believe their child is a "little monster" and are looking for ways to bring him to heel, will -regrettably, in my opinion - find plenty of books more in line with their belief ...more
Aug 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: apie-vaikus
Dar viena puiki autoriaus knyga. Negaliu ja nesidžiaugti. Autorius sugeba paprastai ir kartu remdamasis tyrimais aptarti vaikų raidą ir jų auklėjimo teorijas. Ir visa tai papildyti šmaikščiais komentarais ar palyginimais, kurie mane ne kartą nustebino.

Pavyzdžiui, "Nė vienas vaikas niekada nebuvo "psichologiškai traumuotas", nes žmonės jam daug šypsojosi ir dažnai sakė "ku kū".

Arba šis pasakojimas (po jo atskleisiu, su kuo tai lyginama):

"Įsivaizduokite, jeigu jūsų vyras vieną vakarą namo grįžtų
Dec 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A priori podría parecer que no es necesario un libro con un subtítulo tan evidente como 'Criar a tus hijos con cariño y respeto', pero cuando se continúan escuchando de ciertos pediatras que es bueno dejar llorar a los niños (algo que va absolutamente en contra de nuestros instintos protectores), cuando muchos padres siguen criando a sus hijos con premios y castigos, cuando escuchas a tanta gente diversa de tu entorno aconsejándote sobre cómo alimentar, educar y hacer dormir a tu bebé, te das cu ...more
Jan 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: parenting
Bravo! This book just makes so much SENSE! If only we could all take this laid-back view of parenting our children that embraces what comes naturally - wouldn't life be easier for us all. I love his humor as well - makes for a very enjoyable read. I love the comparisons he draws between how we treat other adults, and how we should treat our children - with equal respect.
Sep 19, 2012 rated it it was ok
Puede gustarte su filosofía o no, pero el autor pasa todo el día criticando otras ideas y poniendo comparaciones inverosímiles, resulta bastante pesado y no guía nada a los padres. La idea puede ser buena y clarificadora, pero con leer las primeras páginas basta para captar su mensaje.
Feb 16, 2017 added it
Shelves: 2011
Aysss... qué gusto... un pediatra que no opina que todos los niños son unos pequeños cabroncetes nacidos para putearte, sacarte de tus casillas, impedirte seguir con tu vida normal... que te deja que les mimes, que no te obliga a que se lo coman todo, que te deja que duermas con ellos (con el gustito que da olerles, sentir su piel suavita, aunque te den un calor horroroso y unas patadas dignas de Messi). Que te deja que sigas tu instinto como madre y te olvides de todos esos rollos de "no le coj ...more
Esther De
Sep 15, 2018 rated it did not like it
Pésimo. Panfleto sobre la crianza del bebé con la casi anulación de la mujer en favor de la madre. Mal escrito, repetitivo e insistente en la idea que defiende.
Jul 22, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: english, non-fictions
Below are my comments on the first half of the book, because I did not have enough patience to finish the other half.

In the first 20 pages or so, the author attempts to clarify the stance of child educators and of himself. I really appreciate the effort, since many authors do not detail what assumptions they have made in their arguments. However, the author somehow mis-presents his standpoint. He pledges that he would "defend children and mothers", but that is half true. His actual stance is rat
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Não consegui terminar a leitura do livro até ao fim. Algumas ideias iniciais pareciam interessantes e gostei da forma como o autor contextualizava e justificava a sua perspectiva.
No entanto cansa-me a forma como qualquer assunto se pareça resolver apenas e somente com a partilha da cama com os pais, dá-me a sensação que ele procura fazer com que todas as teorias educativas e mitos se resolvem ou resumem apenas a dormir com os pais, justificando-o com exemplos do reino animal ou tribos longínqua
Dec 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Compelling, challenging, frustrating...I'm one of those hippy parent types, so the author is pushing at an open door, so to speak, but he still gave me plenty of food for thought.
The technique of taking a paragraph from a standard childcare manual, or an invented conversation, and replacing "child" with "wife" or "woman" or "foreigner" or "slave" (etc) might seem as though it would tire with repetition, but it keeps working even though he keeps using it.
It's a massive challenge to us as parent
Feb 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Un excelente manual de puericultura, que la hace mucho mas sencilla y humana que muchos otros intentos más duros y pretendidamente lógicos de explicarla.

Un libro que parte de la premisa de que los niñxs son buenos, y sólo buscan sentir cariño y hacer feliz a su madre y padre. Y que para probarlo, a veces sin quizá mucho rigor pero sí al menos buenos ejemplos, desmite decenas de mitos que ponen a los hijxs en ese lugar de "pequeños demonios".

Recomendable para cualquier persona que trabaje con c
Jun 08, 2012 rated it it was ok
Maybe I'm one of those brainwashed parents who has been influenced by too many parenting manuals but I wasn't convinced by this book. It used contradictory reasoning and related back to evolutionary biology but in a completely non-logical way, so it left me feeling like I couldn't actually trust anything it was saying. I also believe in everything in moderation, so while the ideals here are good some of the time (and that bit is common sense) they also need to be used with boundaries some of the ...more
Aug 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Este libro explica la visión del Carlos González sobre la crianza infantil. Después de tantos "métodos Estivill" y demás derivados me parece un punto de vista terriblemente respetuoso y humano, para el que sin embargo hace falta ser valiente (estoy segura de que muchísima gente sigue opinando que los métodos para "domesticar" niños son el no-va-más y que esto no es sino un paso atrás hacia la esclavitud y represión de los padres por parte de los críos, esos terribles manipuladores).

Oscar Sánchez borges
Apr 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Es un libro que quiero regalar a todos mis amigos papás nuevos, contrapone de una forma divertida la realidad como la ve un niño a como la vemos los adultos, resultando en ser consciente de nuestra incongruencia al exigirle a un niño lo que no aceptaríamos para nosotros y renunciar a domesticar a nuestros hijos para dar paso al amor y aceptación incondicional como mejor método de crianza.
Jan 05, 2016 rated it liked it
Me encanta lo mucho que puede reflexionarse (y darle la razón) en muchos de los temas y situaciones que plantea el autor. Por otro lado, algunos ejemplos o comparaciones me parecen algo exageradas y restan credibilidad.
Oct 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Me encantó! Un bebé no es un adulto chiquito. Un bebé necesita amor, sentirse protegido. Necesita respeto. Y la última frase del libro me pudo muchísimo. Todos los papás y futuros papás deberían leerlo :)
Jul 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Mejor libro del mundo!!!
Dec 01, 2010 rated it really liked it
Me pareció super bueno. Una lectura que refuerza mis creencias sobre la importancia de una crianza natural, cercana y amable. Lo disfruté muchísimo y lo recomiendo.
Nov 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A shame that this even needed to be written. Shows clearly what we have allowed the conversation to become re our children. A great informative read
Jun 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Me encanto este libro. Te dice porque los niños son como son y te da buenos consejos basados en la crianza con apego. A quien le gusté ese tipo de crianza amara este libró.
Mar 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Mágnifico, elimina las viejas creencias que te impiden vivir tu maternidad de forma natural y consciente. Te enseña a ver a tu hijo de otra manera...
Jul 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Viršelyje pavaizduotas kokių 5-7 metų vaikas. Jei kas tikitės šioje knygoje perskaityti apie tai, kaip su meile auginti tokio amžiaus vaikus - knyga ne jums. Apie vaikus ten parašyta maždaug "Kids are people too" ir "Jei sakinyje pakeitus "tėvai" į "vyras", o "vaikai" į "žmona", vyro elgesys atrodo nepateisinamas, tai ir su vaikais taip elgtis nevalia". 10% knygos yra šių dviejų teiginių sukiojimas įvairiausiais kampais. Likę 90% tiks besilaukiantiems tėvams, nes ten rašoma apie žindymo naudą, v ...more
Aug 14, 2018 rated it liked it
Segundo o autor, não deveriam ser precisos livros para ensinar uma mãe a ser mãe. No entanto, no meio de tanta informação e contra-informação, opiniões, conselhos, comentários e teorias da conspiração, por vezes sentimos necessidade de voltar ao básico e de ouvir (ou ler, claro!) que estamos no caminho certo.

Ser mãe nunca vai ser linear e os desafios que vão surgindo no caminho vão desenhando este novo papel que assumimos de coração. Porque por mais ideias que tenhamos, é na prática, com o nosso
Charity Dušíková
Mar 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I read the English version Kiss Me! This book is about interaction with babies and toddlers especially. The author (a Spanish pediatrician) champions quick response to babies’ needs, especially responding with love and affection. The book argues against any belief that children can be spoiled by affection, encourages practices like breastfeeding and babywearing and disagrees with practices like sleep-training and beliefs that infants are capricious and manipulative. I found it to be written with ...more
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Carlos González, a father of three, studied medicine at the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona and trained as a paediatrician at the Hospital de Sant Joan de Déu. The founder and president of the Catalan Breastfeeding Association (ACPAM), he currently gives courses on breastfeeding for medical professionals.
Since 1996 he has been breastfeeding correspondent for Ser Padres (Being Parents) magazine.
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“Cuando tienes un hijo, mucha gente insiste en que tienes que seguir manteniendo, al menos a ratos, la «vida de pareja»; pero cuando te casas, nadie te sugiere que mantengas tu «vida de soltero».” 1 likes
“Lo que los padres dan a su hijo cuando juegan no son conocimientos ni técnicas de estudio, sino la maravillosa sensación de sentirse amado, respetado, importante.” 0 likes
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