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Parent Education for the Critical 1000 Days

Mary L. Nolan



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27 February 2020
As research in neuroscience increasingly points to the unparalleled influence of the first 1000 days of life from conception to two years of age in determining the baby's life trajectory, the need for high-quality early parenting education delivered by knowledgeable and dedicated professionals becomes ever more apparent.

This book describes the global aims of early parenting education. It identifies the key areas that research suggests are important: building a relationship with the unborn and newborn baby; preparing for labour and birth; supporting parents' mental health; protecting the couple relationship across the transition to parenthood; and education for special groups such as same-sex couples, women with fear of birth, prisoners, military wives and parents from black and minority ethnic backgrounds.

All practitioners providing early parenting programmes - midwives, health visitors, family link workers, children's centre staff and voluntary sector teachers - will gain new ideas for their practice in this book. Students taking midwifery and early childhood courses will find much to support their studies. Ultimately, the book provides inspiration for all those who are committed to the role of parenting education in reducing social inequalities.
By:   Mary L. Nolan
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm, 
Weight:   358g
ISBN:   9780367445409
ISBN 10:   0367445409
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   27 February 2020
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education ,  Further / Higher Education
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Mary L. Nolan trained as a birth and parenting educator in the UK with the NCT (formerly the National Childbirth Trust). She has taught both parents and educators across the world, and has published extensively in academic, professional and popular journals. Since 2007, she has been Professor of Perinatal Education at the University of Worcester, UK.

Reviews for Parent Education for the Critical 1000 Days

This is a book which is long overdue. It is a must-have resource for anyone involved in teaching/facilitating transition to parenting. Written by one of the leading world experts in the field, it serves as both a guide for practice and an academic text with an up-to-date evidence base that addresses a range of different needs in parental terms. - Lorna Davies, Ara Institute of Canterbury, New Zealand

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