Deborah Carlisle Solomon

Baby Knows Best

Raising a Confident and Resourceful Child, the RIE Way

Little, Brown, and Co. 2015

New Books in EducationNew Books in Politics & SocietyNew Books Network February 16, 2016 Trevor Mattea

Our lives are so busy nowadays that we are almost always multitasking to the extent that those around us let us get away with...

Our lives are so busy nowadays that we are almost always multitasking to the extent that those around us let us get away with it. We rarely take the time to be fully present for others and allow our observations to inform how we treat them. When we are not attuned to others, we rely on our assumptions about what they are need. These assumptions are often wrong, leaving others feeling disempowered and disrespected. What are the consequences when we allow these assumptions to guide how we treat small children? What is there to see when you are observing a baby? Is there really an empowering and respectful way to change a diaper? In Baby Knows Best: Raising a Confident and Resourceful Child, the RIE Way (Little, Brown, and Co., 2015), Deborah Carlisle Solomon outlines the parenting approach first developed by Magda Gerber and Resources for Infant Educarers 35 years ago for parents and teachers in a changing world.

Solomon joins New Books in Education for the interview. You can find more information about Resources for Infant Educarers on its website. To share your thoughts on the podcast, you can reach the host on Twitter at @tsmattea.