Weekly Trip to the Library for In-Home Childcare Providers
Priscilla Dunstan developed both Dunstan Baby Language and authored the book Child Sense.
According to the Australian child-development expert, every child falls into one of four sense-based categories for experiencing, interpreting and relating to the world: tactile; auditory; visual; and taste-and-smell.
She includes simple-to-use checklists and evaluation tools help caregivers identify a child’s primary sense orientation (and their own) so that they can better understand that child’ s behavior, ranging from sleeping and feeding problems through stubbornness, temper tantrums, fear and hurt feelings. For example, while a tactile two-year-old prefers to eat with her hands, a visual three-year old insists on lining up all his plastic dinosaurs just so, and a taste/smell five-year-old is naturally hypersensitive and emotional, each presents a different challenge to his or her parents.
Ms. Dunstan’s advice is to customize parenting to the unique needs of the child, with some practical solutions and communication strategies just to get through the day at first, and then the week, and eventually most early childhood milestones. The process appears to take time and involve everyone in the family with a lot of trial, error and dedicated effort, but it may be just right for frustrated parents who are struggling with calming and encouraging their infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.
Dunstan Baby Language DVD Give-Away
a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000PDZ9SU?ie=UTF8&tag=bestnannnews-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B000PDZ9SU">Dunstan Baby Language will give 10 free DVDs to the 10 nannies and au pairs that answer the questions that are listed below. Visit the Dunstan Baby Language web site by clicking here or read our brief explanation of the method by clicking here.
Answer These Questions:
1. How do babies benefit from Dunstan Baby Language?
2. In what three ways could a nanny benefit by learning Dunstan Baby Language?
Remember to email your answers to: firstname.lastname@example.org and to learn more about Dunstan Baby Language visit their web site at: dunstanbabylanguage.com