Babies need opportunities to try and then practice new skills, and our challenge is to keep remembering to slow down and be open to providing them. The benefits are obvious. Children love to "do it themselves". Small moments of mastery and accomplishment help them cope with age-appropriate toddler angst and frustrations. The happiest, most self-confident babies are those who are respected as innately capable, encouraged to be active participants in their care (and life), and allowed to be achievers whenever possible.
A mother who practices The RIE Approach allows her son the opportunity to figure out how
to get down on his own.
Slowing down just a little, allows Connor keeps practicing is able to figure out how to get down on his own.
The benefits of membership include:
The RIE manual, which contains a wealth of information including research, essays and articles about the RIE Approach, a year's subscription to Educaring the RIE newsletter mailed quarterly.
Discounts to the RIE annual Infant Toddler conference in Los Angeles.
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expand our existing programs and develop new programs and products.