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The Nurture Revolution: Grow Your Baby's Brain and Transform Their Mental Health Through the Art of Nurtured Parenting by Greer Kirshenbaum, PhD

The Nurture Revolution: Grow Your Baby's Brain and Transform Their Mental Health Through the Art of Nurtured Parenting by Greer Kirshenbaum, PhD

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The latest research in neuroscience and parenting come together in this groundbreaking book, which brings to light new realizations about the power of nurture for our children's mental and physical health outcomes.

Greer Kirshenbaum, PhD. is a neuroscientist, doula, and parent. Her work began with the goal of developing new treatments for poor mental health; she dreamed of creating a new medication to address conditions like anxiety, depression, addiction, and chronic stress. Over time, she realized that science had already uncovered a powerful medicine for alleviating mental health struggles, but the answer wasn’t a pill. It was a preventative approach: when babies' receive nurturing care in the first three years of life, it builds strong, resilient brains -- brains that are less susceptible to poor mental health.

How can parents best set their children up for success? In this revelatory book, Dr. Kirshenbaum makes plain that nurture is a preventative medicine against mental health issues. She challenges the idea that the way to cultivate independence is through letting babies cry it out or sleep alone; instead, the way to raise a confident, securely attached child is to lean in to nurture, to hold your infant as much as you want, support their emotions, engage in back-and-forth conversations, be present and compassionate when your baby is stressed, and share sleep. Research has proven that nurturing experiences transform lives. Nurturing is a gift of resilience and health parents can give the next generation simply by following their instincts to care for their young. 

About the Author

Greer Kirshenbaum, PhD, is a neuroscientist, doula and educator who empowers nurtured parenting, disrupts modern parenting practices to begin new cycles of intergenerational wellness. She is on a mission to revolutionize the future of health and it all begins at the beginning of life. Greer spent many years studying the brain in a lab and many years using her knowledge while supporting families as a doula. She wants families and perinatal practitioners to understand how caregivers can boost success, thriving, and flourishing, and diminish depression, anxiety, and addiction in adulthood by shaping babies’ brains through simple intuitive enriching experiences in pregnancy, birth, and infancy.

The Nurture Revolution provides parents with the knowledge, guidance, and permission to leave behind outdated practices, and prioritize what matters most. Distilling years of neuroscience and parenting science into a practical, transformative way of being with our infants, this book will help create lifelong health and happiness for families and for generations to come.”—Tina Payne Bryson, L.C.S.W., Ph.D., New York Times Bestselling co-author of The Whole-Brain Child & No-Drama Discipline, and author of The Bottom Line for Baby

“Dr Kirshenbaum as a neuroscientist, and Greer as a mother, weaves an inspiring narrative about the developing brains of both baby and parents. These insights regarding the latest research of neurobiology and concepts like “nurtured empathy” are gold. The Nurture Revolution offers an inspiring approach for parents to navigate both the early days and early years of parenthood.”—Dr. Oscar Serrallach MBChB, FRACGP, integrative GP at The Health Lodge, author of The Postnatal Depletion Cure
“This essential book offers key techniques for nurtured parenting, which can create new cycles of intergenerational mental wellness, ensuring that no matter what life challenges may arise, inner resilience and capacity to cope and thrive endure.”—Sayida Peprah-Wilson, PsyD, Dr. Sayida Uplifts LLC
“There is no more important job than nurtured parenting. Greer Kirshenbaum is a unique scholar in infant neurobiology and mental health, parent educator, and doula. In the first three years of life, the infant’s critical brain circuits are the most influenced by parenting and experience. Dr. Kirshenbaum teaches us that nurturing care has a dramatic effect on the infant’s genetics, stress system, resilience, and life-long health. Read this book.”—Beatrice Beebe, PhD, Clinical Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, Columbia University Medical Center
"The Nurture Revolution guides parents in supporting resilient brain structures, building a strong foundation for a secure life. This book can improve your baby’s mental and physical health, whether you read it when you’re pregnant, have a young baby, or even if you are the parent of an older child."—Amir Levine, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, Co-Author of Attached. The New Science of Adult Attachment and How it Can Help You Find—and Keep, Love
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