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Best Start

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Lynn Jenkins

Best Start

Understanding your baby's emotional needs to create the best beginnings.

Lynn Jenkins

It is now realised that a baby’s early experiences and interactions provide them with the beginnings of their self-beliefs, thoughts and feelings; their self-esteem and self-value; how they operate in relationships; how they behave socially; and their sense of emotional security. It is therefore vital that parents understand how to help their baby to develop trust and confidence, and to feel secure and valued.

In Best Start, psychologist Lynn Jenkins looks at how a person’s emotional foundations are formed in babyhood and the power that these foundations have over the way in which the child develops. She begins by examining how a baby’s brain is shaped to support developing self-concepts before moving on to outline what a baby needs in order to develop a positive idea of themselves. Most importantly, she explains to parents what they can do to meet those needs, ensuring that their child experiences the best start in life.


Specifications: 198 x 128 mm | 7¾ x 5 in | Paperback | 140 pages 


About the author:

Lynn Jenkins is a registered clinical psychologist and co-owner of the Life Matters psychology practice in Newcastle, NSW. Prior to private practice, Lynn worked in adult mental health settings, sexual assault counselling and community counselling. Lynn has a strong interest in perinatal mental health and is passionate about assisting women to feel confident in their ability to raise healthy, happy children. She also writes for Sunny Days parenting magazine on related issues. This is her first book.




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