Advance My Baby is part of an entire educational and training process to turn back the tide of troubling child trends.
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(Vocus/PRWEB) February 01, 2011
Advance My Baby, the 200+ page manual that takes a systematic approach to advancing babies during their developmental years, is off press and ready to “create a new standard in parenting.”
Advance My Baby is part of an entire educational and training process to turn back the tide of troubling child trends. Since the late 1990s, there has been an epidemic of premature births, skyrocketing autism and quickly increasing Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The Center for Disease Control in November said one out of every 10 children have ADHD.
“We don’t know if we can solve all problems, but we have a record over the years of providing hope to those most frustrated in our country,” says co-author Jeanne Martin. “We also provide the building blocks for academic success, athletic prowess, and social and emotional balance in life.”
Ms. Martin gave birth to a daughter in 2009 and is using her own teachings. Today, the 14-month-old toddler has achieved developmental levels of toddler’s 25-months-old.
Advance My Baby is a day-to-day system taking a baby from birth to 36 months of age. Each chapter concludes with a Home Checklist to monitor activities that are all designed to enhance the “Sensory Processing,” experience. Sensory processing is tracked in six developmental categories and measures gross motor, fine motor, cognitive, language, self-care and social and emotional skills.
“It is our goal that ‘sensory processing’ becomes a household term that every mother in the world knows about and is aware of it,” says co-author Paula Tarver. “No mother in the world would intentionally nutritionally starve their child. But it is our belief that without knowing it, many parents are neurologically starving their children.”
Sensory processing has been called the “nutrition for the brain.” Occupational Therapist A. Jean Ayres is credited with first pioneering sensory processing in the 1960s. She came to understand the importance of the central nervous system and its importance to behaviors and the way a child progressed.
Ms. Tarver and Ms. Martin are licensed occupational therapists, each with over 16 years of experience. They have worked with thousands of children, transforming them in six months. Over the years, parents asked them why they had never been taught the techniques the two women used. Such questions led the women to produce the hands-on child-development manual.
Advance My Baby – the manual, is written in a casual manner using red boxes showcasing activities and exercises. The red boxes combine with photographs and a graphically attractive layout that is eye appealing. Information is easy to read and comprehensive. Blue boxes contain information in a more formal tone and provide some of the most important considerations a caregiver should take in regard to baby development.
The manual is designed for not only parents, but OB/GYNs, birthing hospitals, pediatricians, church daycare centers and church nurseries. The principals of Advance My Baby have identified these five sectors in order to touch every baby born.
Barry Carroll (727) 742-6778
Advance My Baby’s Mission is…
To create a new standard in parenting by bringing awareness to sensory processing so that parents can be empowered and equipped with the developmental knowledge necessary for their child to reach their full potential.