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Smart Baby Clever Child by Dr. Valentine Dmitriev

An Important Addition To Research On Early Childhood Popularized By Dr. Anna Freud

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Enhances Child Development Research Done By Dr. Anna Freud and Others In The 20th Century

  • Mar 27, 2012
Smart Baby Clever Child-Brain Building Games and Activities by
Dr. Valentine Dmitriev is a wonderful book on the mechanics of
early childhood development. From the start, frequent parental
contact with the newborn is important in the early developmental
process. Dr.Anna Freud recognized this when she developed the
Hampstead Child Therapy Course and Clinic (1952-1982)
aimed at keeping abandoned children on a steady developmental

The author explains that parents can take on an authoritative
or permissive role. Authoritative parents adhere to rigid rules.
They seek obedience; whereas, permissive parents tend to be
non-punitive and more accepting during the pendency of early
childhood development. From the start, babies are attracted
to human forms and learn by an iterative process of trial and error.

Neontates have been known to imitate their parents' facial
expressions a mere 6 days after child birth. A regular routine
for a baby can produce more compliance later on in life.
Nonetheless, parents should recognize their children as
individuals first. Dr. Spock agreed by saying the same thing.

Dr.Dmitriev sets forth specific exercises which parents can
initiate with the baby. These exercises are classified by
the developmental stage in weeks. Sample exercises include
leg push, leg lift, pull to sit, roll from back to stomach
and lunge forward. At the one year plateau, babies are ready
to start playing with pull and push toys. A whole series of
technology tools are cited to assist in developing cognitive
skills. These tools include the iPad, interactive games,
learning apps, flash cards and electronic puzzles.

The author explains a whole host of activities aimed at
motivating children in an early developmental stage of life.
Examples of these activities include fresh air/outdoors,
food, shelter, adult attention, freedom to move, novelty,
love, recognition, reward and autonomy to experiment.

Baby tantrums are a sign of fatigue, expectations not
realized, the associative fear of pain like going to
the doctor or the parents leaving the baby alone.
A strength of the book is that the author provides
ample coping mechanisms to deal with behavior out
of the norm.

Smart Baby Clever Child-Brain Building Games and
by Dr. Dmitriev is an important milestone
in early childhood development. The work contains ample
coping strategies to handle just about any exigency
that could possibly arise.

There is an area for further study and development;
namely, sugar consumption and substitutes for sugar
in the form of cinnamon and anise. In addition,
certain brands offer sugarless ice cream. Parents and
their pediatricians should discuss these healthful
options in place of sugar in order to promote lifelong

Credits: First Published on Blogcritics
Enhances Child Development Research Done By Dr. Anna Freud and Others In The 20th Century

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March 27, 2012
again, another useful write up....makes me want to have kids LOL!
March 27, 2012
This is a wonderful book to utilize in raising children.
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