In the beginning – briefly.
What is the most important thing for mom? – Do not worry, get enough sleep and be calm.
Do I need to be attentive to the crying baby? – Yes, of course.
Do parents need to be afraid that the baby is crying? – No, it’s not scary.
Do you believe crying baby? – Yes, babies do not cry in vain.
Do you always need to respond to a baby crying? – Not at all. Yes, he may want something, but his parents may have other plans.
Is it necessary to wean a baby from night crying? – Yes, gradually.
What else do you need to take care of? – About not to accustom the baby to crying.
And now about all this – in more detail. Continue reading
When we learned that Mom was publishing a book, we decided that it was for us, her children, to write a preface about how it feels when your mother is “Madame WOJ”. WOJ is just an affectionate nickname coined by our mom’s students decades ago; but it has entrenched both in her and in her methodology, based on self-esteem, self-confidence, independence, cooperation and cordiality – universal values that this book will tell you about.
Our life is full of surprises, from a career on Google, YouTube, 23andMe and the University of California Medical Center in San Francisco to a very non-trivial task – to raise our own children, and we have nine of them for three. In every fate there are black and white stripes, ups and downs, and a person’s ability to adapt Continue reading
“It’s not you who decides where we are going. Parents decide, ”the French are strict in raising their children. The authority of the elders is unshakable. A child is not the “center of the Universe,” he adapts to the rules accepted in society: he and the adults line up in the store and in the toilet, calmly dine with his parents in a restaurant and are in no hurry to leave the table. Playrooms for children in restaurants are a rarity in France. Children are “little adults.” The words “hello”, “thank you” and “goodbye” are instilled in children from birth along with the words “mom” and “dad”.
French children, of course, play and play pranks, but when crossing the boundaries of what is permitted, any adult – whether one of the parents or an outsider in general – has the right to make a remark to the child. I was not very pleased when one day my neighbor took my son yelling all over the street to the side, Continue reading