What Babies Say Before They Can Talk (Paperback)

The Nine Signals Infants Use to Express Their Feelings

By Dr. Paul Holinger, Kalia Doner

Touchstone, 9780743406673, 288pp.

Publication Date: August 4, 2003

List Price: 19.95*
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Description

In What Babies Say Before They Can Talk, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Paul C. Holinger, M.D., M.P.H., a explains how infants communicate with us, and we with them, and outlines the nine easily identifiable signals that will help you to decode your baby’s needs and feelings.

Dr. Holinger decodes the nine easily identifiable signals—interest, enjoyment, surprise, distress, anger, fear, shame, disgust (a reaction to bad tastes), and dissmell (a reaction to bad smells)—that all babies use to express their needs and wants. These insights will aid parents in discerning what their baby is feeling. This book can help all parents become more confident and self-aware in their interactions with their children, create positive communication, and put the joy back into parenting.

This is a unique work. It provides a foundation for understanding feelings and behavior. Based on emerging research, What Babies Say Before They Can Talk offers parents a new perspective on their babies' sense of the world and the people around them. The goal of this book is to help parents enhance their infants' potential, prevent problems, and raise happy, healthy, responsible children.


About the Author

Paul C. Holinger, MD, MPH, is a psychiatrist and child/adult psychoanalyst. He is Professor of Psychiatry at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago. He is also Faculty, Training/Supervising Analyst at the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis.


Praise For What Babies Say Before They Can Talk: The Nine Signals Infants Use to Express Their Feelings

Pamela C. Cantor, Ph.D. Harvard Medical School author of Understanding Children and Youth If I could own only one book on parenting and children, What Babies Say Before They Can Talk would be it!