Reflective Essay about Parenting from Prenatal to Infancy Student’s Name Institution’s Name Introduction Parenting is a critical and demanding activity in one’s life (Hagan Shaw & Duncan 2008). Besides seeking for parenting advice is very essential because not all parents understand the best parenting ideas and means of raising their children in an enjoyable manner. There are very many books published about parenting. Such books tend to offer advice on how to go through the pregnancy stage giving birth safely raising happy children and family relationships and bonding with children among other issues (Augustyn Zuckerman & Caronna 2011). Majority of the authors and parenting advisors emphasize that it is good for mothers to seek some good wisdom out there and feel free to consult in order to conduct the appropriate motherhood activities. In this essay I will explore a parenting advice book that I would recommend to a parent healthy newborns: an RCT. Pediatrics 135(3) e607-e614. Hagan J. F. Shaw J. S. & Duncan P. (Eds) (2008). Bright futures: Guidelines for health supervision of infants children and adolescents (3rd Ed.). Pocket Guide. Elk Grove IL: American Academy of Pediatrics. www.brightfutures.orgLightfoot C. Cole M. & Cole S. R. (2013). The development of children (7th Ed.). New York: Worth Publishers. http://bcs.worthpublishers.com/thedevelopmentofchildren7e/default.asp#t_735809 Pantley E. (2016). The No-Cry Sleep Solution for Newborns: Amazing Sleep from Day One - For Baby and You. New York: McGraw-Hill Education. Thomas A. G. Monahan K. C. Lukowski A. F. & Cauffman E. (2015). Sleep problems across development: A pathway to adolescent risk taking through working memory. Journal of youth and adolescence 44(2) 447-464. Voos K. C. Terreros A. Larimore P. Leick-Rude M. K. & Park N. (2015). Implementing safe sleep practices in a neonatal intensive care unit. The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine 28(14) 1637-1640. [...]
ESSAY#1 Question: Go to a bookstore with a “Parenting” section. What draws you to particular parenting advice books? If you were to recommend a book to a parent, what book might you recommend? And why? Can you find reviews, awards, endorsements that reinforce your choice? o Check out online reviews? Parenting blogs? How are cultural differences in parenting addressed in the book you chose? Do you think your book is broadly applicable or narrow? Pick a topic (e.g. crying, toilet training, sleep, feeding): what kind of advice is given? . Do you feel the advice is sound? Why (or why not)? Incorporate theory and/or research NOTE: Please see the uploaded attachment for FULL DETAILS on how to write the paper.