Author Releases Second Edition of her Influential Building Babies Better Book

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Roxanne Small shows parents and caregivers how to promote healthy, happy children.

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The bibliography is extensive and the theory laid out is logical and easy to understand. Our culture is becoming aware that we are in trouble with our parenting.

Anyone asking Roxanne Small about the inspiration for her new book, Building Babies Better: Developing a Solid Foundation for Your Child Second Edition (published by Trafford Publishing), can almost feel the passion emanate from the author.

“Honestly, my inspiration was my three children,” says Small. “Professionally I was becoming more aware of the grave mistakes our culture was making in the area of child development. I used my professional knowledge in raising our three children, but was concerned that my future grandchildren would not have this advantage. My thought was if I wrote a book, perhaps my children would respect these concepts. It has worked! My three young adult children are my best marketers!! That inspiration has led me to a passion to help parents that are interested in providing the best developmental environment for their child.”

Building Babies Better presents a framework to aid parents and caregivers in choosing the best activities and environments for their children. The author, a pediatric physical therapist, presents this framework based on prenatal and neonatal concepts learned in her professional and personal experiences with children over the past 30 years. While the main focus of the book is the baby from birth through the first year of life, sections are included on applying these principles to the toddler/preschool child, adoption and bonding issues, as well as the child with special needs.

With the success of the book’s first edition (It sold over 2,500 copies despite having no marketing push and is being used as guidebooks in Head Start programs and hospitals across the U.S. and Europe), Small is eager for the Building Babies Better brand to spread even further.

“Parents know when they read this book that the concepts are correct,” she says. “The bibliography is extensive and the theory laid out is logical and easy to understand. Our culture is becoming aware that we are in trouble with our parenting and this book reveals how sometimes we get off to the wrong start. Building Babies Better shows parents how to provide an environment that will promote healthy, happy, well-balanced children.”

About the Author
Roxanne Small, P.T., is a registered physical therapist with over 35 years of experience in pediatrics. Her career has included working in hospitals, schools, homes and clinics. Small teaches a course in developmental environments to health care professionals working in the field of early intervention. She and her teaching partner, Julie Erbaugh, P.T., also teach professional seminars regarding chronologically controlled developmental therapy. In addition, Small has been a guest speaker at conventions and meetings, speaking on topics relating to sensory-motor foundations in children. The first edition of Building Babies Better was published in 2005. Small has more than 25 years of first-hand experience as a parent. She and her husband, Gary, have three children, all of whom have been the motivation and impetus for Building Babies Better.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, Inc. author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit

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