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Re: Parenting Resources

Postby Teddoman » 09 Jul 2010, 05:26

For anyone with Taiwanese or Chinese spouses or nannies, does anyone know of any good resources comparable to The Complete Resource Book for Infants: Over 700 Experiences for Children from Birth to 18 Months. Our nanny doesn't read English and we'd like her to play with the baby more.
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Re: Parenting Resources

Postby piwackit » 09 Jul 2010, 07:08

I have seen one of the Gymboree books at Eslite. you can buy it in either Chinese or English and has activities for babies.

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Gymbor ... 0760782163
Certified Birth Doula http://www.beautifulbeginnings.com.tw
Activity center for families www.parentsplace.com.tw
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Re: Parenting Resources

Postby asiababy » 09 Jul 2010, 08:54

And the Xinyi bookstores sell a number of books promoting interactive activities between caregiver and child, both translated from English and locally-produced.

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Re: Parenting Resources

Postby making lemonade » 14 Sep 2010, 17:20

I would also add www.babycenter.com. it's particularly handy for expecting parents; just register with your expected due date, and you'll get an update every week on how your fetus and body are developing/changing and what to expect.
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Re: Parenting Resources

Postby Teddoman » 14 Sep 2010, 22:17

Here's a good blog with apparently science-based information. She cites her sources, so you can always go to the source material.
http://www.parentingscience.com/parenting-blog.html

The unsuspecting parent might not realize this but parenting is as ideological as American politics, I've found, and as commercialized as any other industry. Make sure to understand which "camp" the articles you read are coming from and which guru is promoting the ideas and why. A lot of the claims made in the parentverse do not necessarily have scientific studies backing them.
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Re: Parenting Resources

Postby funkyjojo » 29 Nov 2010, 15:12

Three books that I'm a big fan of are:

What's going on in there - How the brain and mind develop in the first five years of life by Lise Eliot (my aka: the brain book):
It has become the basis of my knowledge on baby development and what I judge all other book discussions by. A strong scientific piece of writing that is easily understood by the non-bio me.

Only downside is the binding's not that great on the English version (hubby has the Chinese version and it's fine there). Not a big problem here in Taiwan because it's quick, easy and cheap to get books re-bound.

Your self-confident baby - How to encourage your child's natural abilities from the very start by Magda Gerber:
This is a baby/toddler development/attached philosophy that speaks to me (called the RIE philosophy). I feel RIE gives a good balance to life, makes intrinsic sense to me, and is facinating. The focus is on allowing a baby to explore and develop at his or own pace and to his or her own interests.

The diaper-free baby - The natural toilet training alternative by Christine Gross-loh:
A good book on elimination communication (some other books on EC are not so good); it is balanced, not overbearing, not fanatic and not pushy. I think it goes along the lines of RIE (respecting and communicating with baby...rather than having the goal of having a potty trained infant). I thought it was great as it gave me an understanding for how we can make it work within our life-style to the degree we are comfortable with.
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Re: Parenting Resources

Postby baberenglish » 27 Dec 2010, 09:53

don't forget
1) common sense
2) TLC
3) interaction
4) spending time with your baby doing anything and everything
I don't think there is a book on that . be responsible. use your brain and spend time with your baby!
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Re: Parenting Resources

Postby lindaifu » 18 Jan 2011, 17:39

I highly recommend Dr. Sears series. it's vey rewarding to see my own child growing with joy & confidence. I am looking for an attachment parenting support group in Taipei, anyone?
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Re: Parenting Resources

Postby Maglaveer » 28 Jan 2011, 11:03

baberenglish hit the nail on the head.
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Re: Parenting Resources

Postby nickythechicki » 15 Sep 2011, 11:09

Hey All,
So jumping back up the page a little to the mention of Suzuki method to teach music.... does anyone know of Suzuki violin or piano teachers in the Tianmu/Beitou/Shilin area please?
Thanks
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