What is RIE Parenting?
Deborah Carlisle Solomon, author of “Baby Knows Best” appeared on HuffPost Live to discuss the true premise of RIE. And it’s not about treating babies like adults. “We believe babies should be treated like babies,” Solomon said. “[But] respect is the underlying foundation of this approach to being with babies.” https://www.huffpost.com/entry/rie-parenting-treating-baby-with-respect_n_4681448 #RIE #MagdaGerber #parentInfantGuidanceclass #infant #toddler #mothers
Babies need you to be slow.
Excerpt from BayAreaParent.com This may seem like commonsense advice, but it’s not what we’re often taught in our competitive, fast-paced society, says Fernandez, the director of the Redwood City class, who ran RIE-based childcare services for the U.S. Army for several years. “It’s really hard for parents to slow down. Babies need you to be slow. Parents in our area are go, go, go, always multi-tasking. Babies need you for at least part of your time to be quiet and focused,”