Home

Janet Lansbury’s Gospel of Less Anxious Parenting

Leave a comment

Click the link below the picture

.

In the nineteen-thirties in Budapest, a young mother struggled. “I was amazed at how difficult it was to be a parent. I was angry,” Magda Gerber wrote later. “I thought I was the only one who didn’t know what to do with babies and somehow in my education someone had forgotten to tell me.” Then, one day, she watched in astonishment as a pediatrician treated her four-year-old daughter. The doctor, a Viennese Jew named Emmi Pikler, did something unheard of she listened to her patient. Gerber was dazzled by Pikler’s insistence that her daughter could speak for herself—that even the youngest children could be enlisted in stunning feats of coöperation. “It made me feel that this was the answer to all my questions and doubts,” Gerber wrote. She devoted the rest of her life to learning from Pikler and disseminating her ideas.

Pikler argued that babies, like seeds growing into plants, did not need any teaching to develop as nature intended; they would learn to walk, speak, sleep, self-soothe, and interact perfectly if only we would get out of their way. The problem, she wrote in “Peaceful Babies—Contented Mothers,” is that “the child is seen as a toy or as a ‘doll,’ rather than a human being.” Babies are shushed when they try to communicate, clucked at like morons, tickled when they are sad, passed around like objects, and crammed into high chairs in positions their bodies aren’t ready to form. After becoming accustomed to this relentless, invasive attention, a child starts believing that she requires it. “She will, in time, become increasingly whiney and cling to adults,” Pikler cautioned. The result is a kid as desperate for attention as her parents are desperate for peace.

In 1946, the city of Budapest enlisted Pikler to set up an orphanage for children who’d lost their families to the Second World War. Pikler soon fired the nurses, who seemed unable to relinquish their authoritarian focus on efficiency, and replaced them with young women from local villages, whom she trained to treat infants with “ceremonious slowness.” Over time, Pikler codified a philosophy, built around showing babies the same respect that adults reflexively grant one another. Magda Gerber emigrated in 1957, settling in California, where she spread the message in the sunshine, with a program soberly named Resources for Infant Educarers, or RIE.

.

https://media.newyorker.com/photos/61d87fb1cd3f597e880b0984/master/w_1920,c_limit/220117_r39703web.jpg

Lansbury has advice for parents fretting over how to raise their kids: do less. Illustration by Linda Merad

.

.

Click the link below for the article:

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2022/01/17/janet-lansburys-gospel-of-less-anxious-parenting?utm_source=pocket_discover

.

__________________________________________

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Krater Café

Words and Images by Richard Reeve

Mi-Body Health

Reliable Health and Medical information source

The Risell Chronicle

Poems by Dany D Risell

𝗦𝗺𝗶𝗹𝗲, 𝗜𝘁𝘀 𝗙𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗧𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗽𝘆

Smile, it is the key that fits the lock of everybody’s heart.”

ASSHOLES WATCHING MOVIES

Our opinions don't stink!

CRECER CON UNO MISMO

Tu sitio web favorito para temas financieros y de desarrollo personal. ¿Te lo vas a perder?

Hindu Tantra mantra For Love Back - Lost Love back - Ex Love back

Get Your Love Back - Lost Love back - Ex Love back by Hindu Tantra mantra.

Kiran ✨

Reading And Writing is the best Investment of Time ✨ ( Motivational Thoughts) "LIFE IS A JOURNEY"

antonio75

Si va avanti per resistere contro tutti e tutto

alexandr110875

Снисходительны друг к другу, что означает счастливы. Хранить мир, из которого любовь не уходит, на земле можно только так. святой.сайт

Cebu Women Official Blog

Meet and Date Single Philippine Women from Cebu City

Find A Way by JWP

Find daily inspiration in decor style creativity

skyenatureblog

Love Skye - Love Nature - Love Life

El Blog de Wim

Minimalista y Esotérico

Dan's Food Blog

I'm Dan, a mad scientist in the kitchen.

Economics and Finance 101

Sharing Economics and Finance With You

Agayana

Tek ve Yek

piinkdiiva.wordpress.com/

Where Real World Topics & Discussion Takes Place

Printer Driver

Download Software Driver

saveyourmarriage

You Can save your marriage with the right knowledge

Keyfortech

Technology for life

PLGRAPHY

AMAZING PHOTOS

Ash radiance♡

Creating the life I love!..😇

IJ Printer

All about printer

Musings

Just expressing.....

Oh my bridge

"Il bridge è come il sesso: se non hai un buon partner, meglio che tu abbia una buona mano."

The sense

"L'amore non conosce barriere. Salta ostacoli, oltrepassa recinzioni, attraversa pareti per arrivare alla sua destinazione, pieno di speranza." - Maya Angelou

darkblack78

Siyah neden gökkuşağında olmak istesin ki gece tamamıyla ona aittken 💫

M.A aka Hellion's BookNook

Interviews, reviews, marketing for writers and artists across the globe

Still normal.

Ups and down everyday, let us make dailyliving normal.

MARY

MY INSTAGRAM @MARY977_

Zsolt Zsemba

Take a deep breath and open your mind....

Sharpshot Nature .Com

- Specializing in the great outdoors, capturing nature at it's finest!

amiviku

Analyse own life

Autoimmune-ptsd-stress-anxiety-depression-fibromyalgia-ms-wellbeing-natural-sleep..

Autism-spectrum-disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder.. autoimmune.

techclanz

technology for innovators

The world and its inhabitants

in this site the writer is trying to writing about a big creation of this world

%d bloggers like this: