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Calm Mama, Happy Baby: The Simple, Intuitive Way to Tame Tears, Improve Sleep, and Help Your Family Thriveby Derek O'neill and Jennifer Waldburger.
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Every parent of a newborn feels overwhelmed by the enormity of the tasks at hand: Suddenly responsible for feedings, diaper changes, and trying to sleep, parents are stressed out and anxious. Since babies today are born even more aware, awake, and attuned than previous generations, it's easy to see why parents--especially moms--are frazzled.
The good news is that the cause and effect between parents' mental and emotional states and their baby's mood and behavior works both ways; when parents are calm and centered, their children are calm as well. From consulting in Hollywood's poshest nurseries to leading sold-out workshops with sleep-deprived parents, Jennifer Waldburger and Derek O'Neill share their proven arsenal of methods to calm parents and their kids, often in seconds.
With an eye-opening blend of neuroscience research, personal stories, and cross-cultural insights, Calm Mama, Happy Baby empowers moms (and dads) to be proactive about how they are "feeding" their babies energetically, choosing calm over stress. While many well-meaning parents spend money safety-proofing their homes, they fail to learn the most important thing to safeguard their baby's emotional health, which is to maintain peace within themselves and within the home. Calm Mama, Happy Baby shows parents how to:
Yes, a happy baby is paramount, but when you have a happy Mama, too, then the entire household thrives. Calm Mama, Happy Baby paves the path from chaos to calm.
As a mom, I have absolutely found a connection between my stress or calm and my daughter's mood and behavior. Calm Mama, Happy Baby gives moms practical tools for choosing calm over stress no matter what is happening. These techniques have been a lifesaver for me." --Tiffani Thiessen, actress
"A fascinating look at how we are neurologically 'programmed' to think, feel, and act like our parents. This book shows moms how to avoid passing along habits of stress and negativity, setting their children up for good health, optimal learning, and better sleep." --Anjalee Warrier Galion, MD, Children's Hospital Orange County
With constant feedings, teary outbursts, and trying to help your baby sleep through the night, it's no wonder that parents of babies and young children feel overwhelmed. Yet eye-opening neuroscientific research shows that your stress directly affects your child's mood, behavior, and health. The good news is that calm mamas have calmer, happier babies who usually feed and sleep better, too.
Drawing on their experience in nearly two decades of working with parents in Hollywood and around the globe, Derek O'Neill and Jennifer Waldburger give parents practical tools for choosing calm over stress no matter what is happening with their child. For any mom who's ever said, "I wish my baby came with instructions," Calm Mama, Happy Baby offers a step-by-step approach for helping you parent intuitively, with confidence.
• Discover the negative habits that cause stress and zap your energy
• Learn how to understand your baby's communication on all levels
• Defuse any parenting situation, from feeding problems and sleep disruptions to separation anxiety, fussiness, and colic
• Explore why becoming a parent brings up unresolved fears and insecurities--and how to put them to rest.
When mama is happy, your child is happy, too--and the entire household thrives.
About the Author
For more than fifteen years, Derek O'Neill, CHP, has been transforming the lives of thousands of people around the world as an internationally acclaimed psychotherapist, motivational speaker, and martial arts sensei with several black belts. Author of More Truth Will Set You Free as well as the Get a Grip series of books, Derek hosted two radio shows, The Way With Derek O'Neill, which enjoyed the most successful launch in VoiceAmerica's history, quickly garnering 100,000 listeners, as well as his own show on Dublin City FM 103.2. Derek is founder of SQ Foundation, a nonprofit organization providing food, water, housing, and education to families across the globe; he was honored as Humanitarian of the Year in 2012 by Variety International the Children's Charity. Previous recipients include Sir Winston Churchill, Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, and Simon Cowell. He was also named International Celebrity Ambassador in August 2012. Derek is a master at offering proven techniques for living a more harmonious life; most recently, he worked with the cast of Spiderman on Broadway to help transform group disharmony into productivity and dynamic performance. He has been featured in Exceptional People Magazine, The Irish Independent, and The Irish Examiner.
Jennifer Waldburger, MSW, has been working with children and families for more than fifteen years. She is co-founder of Sleepy Planet, a company that collaborative consultation, education, parenting groups, counseling, and products to parents of children birth to five years. Addressing the big picture of family life - including sleep, feeding, child development, sibling issues, marriage and refining individual parenting philosophy and style - Sleepy Planet helps parents create a balanced, fulfilling family experience. Co-creator of the award-winning book and DVD The Sleepeasy Solution (now available in 15 countries), Jennifer is a content consultant on the hit show The Pajanimals and a featured expert contributor for The Mother Company (themotherco.com) as well as the inspirational website PositivelyPositive.com. Jennifer has been featured in a wide variety of media, including Good Morning America, The Today Show, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, People, LA Magazine, Variety, Parenting, and Parents. Jennifer is also co-founder of MomAssembly, an online "parenting university"
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