Parent Education for the Critical 1000 Days

1st Edition

Mary L. Nolan

March 18, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 232 Pages
ISBN 9780367445409 - CAT# K455440

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As research in neuroscience increasingly points to the unparalleled influence of the first 1000 days of life from conception to two years of age in determining the baby’s life trajectory, the need for high quality early parenting education delivered by knowledgeable and dedicated professionals becomes ever more apparent.

This book describes the global aims of early parenting education. It identifies the key areas that research suggests are important: building a relationship with the unborn and newborn baby; preparing for labour and birth; supporting parents’ mental health; protecting the couple relationship across the transition to parenthood, and education for special groups such as same sex couples, women with fear of birth, prisoners, military wives and parents from BME backgrounds.

All practitioners providing early parenting programmes – midwives, health visitors, family link workers, Children’s Centre staff and voluntary sector teachers – will gain new ideas for their practice in this book. Students taking midwifery and early childhood courses will find much to support their studies. Ultimately, the book provides inspiration for all those who are committed to the role of parenting education in reducing social inequalities.


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