Great Parenting DVD

A couple I’m working with blew me away with a DVD they have of a pediatrician who teaches mirroring to young parents. Mirroring is literally just that, imitating the communication of the child so that he or she feels you’re speaking their language. The toddler then  feels understood, and cooperative.  He is Dr. Harvey Karp – the DVD is The Happiest Toddler on the Block.

Among other things he teaches mirroring of facial expressions, body language and sounds. His basic tenet is don’t talk to toddlers like they’re little adults because they’re not; their language skills are far more primal.  You have to literally  get down to their level. He also has another one, The Happiest Baby on the Block which I have not yet reviewed.

The results looked startlingly effective to ward off and/or stop tantrums.  His website is www.thehappiestbaby.com. I can tell you one thing for sure. When my kids present me with grandchildren, this will be one of the first gifts I give them.

Here he is in action:

 

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3 Responses to “Great Parenting DVD”

  1. Amber Says:

    Hmmm Ill have to check this out… Thanks Psyc Did you happen to see the email I sent you???? xx, Amber

  2. psychscribe Says:

    Hi Amber, Yes thx I did – didn’t you receive my reply?

  3. ali Says:

    Mom,
    This is great! But can you just imagine Vinnie talking like that to our kids? 🙂 It is striking me funny..
    Ali

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