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RIE Changes Lives – A Student Reflects

Nineteen years ago I began studying with infant specialist Magda Gerber, and my perceptions of babies, parenting and life were permanently altered. Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE), the non-profit educational organization Magda founded in 1978, continues to inspire parents and professionals and transform lives through courses offered in the US and abroad. Ingrid Lawrence is one such student, and she has allowed...

RIE Parenting – Good News (CBS Video)

Brimming with new conviction and enthusiasm after attending yesterday’s 22nd Annual RIE Infant/Toddler Conference, I’m looking forward to sharing highlights in the coming weeks. And while I’m digesting the brilliance of psychologist Alicia Lieberman and the insights and inspirational reports from the other talented presenters — educators, parents and child care professionals — I have more good RIE...

Wow…A Worldwide Response!

It’s been three weeks since the community forum began, and we already have 6 countries in 4 continents and 4 of the United States represented!Thank you to the moms in Taiwan, Texas, Argentina, England, Rhode Island, Chile, Mexico, Georgia, and California who have checked in! Many of you have been contacting me privately, and I so appreciate you taking this opportunity to reach out to other parents in your...

New Community Section (RIE Support In A City Near You!)

I am sooo excited to announce this new addition to my blog. (Yes, a baby of sorts!)  Since I began this blog almost one year ago, I have had the pleasure of communicating with some wonderful parents from all over the world – from Mexico to India to Australia to Texas to Thailand, and everywhere in between.  You’ve been intrigued by some of the methods recommended by Magda Gerber. Many of you practice...

Thank You For Sharing

I appreciate those of you who shared your favorite parenting and child-related sites with me on Facebook. I’ve been scoping out the ones I wasn’t aware of and revisiting the ones I know. If you’re looking to lose yourself for several hours — ignore your children, husband, pets, laundry, and get so stiff you can’t stand up again without groaning — this is a really good way.   And now, I’m...

Secure Attachment And So Much More – Magda Gerber’s Uncommon Respect For Babies

Yesterday’s 21st Annual RIE Conference proved a stimulating day of presentations by keynote speaker Sir Richard Bowlby, RIE Associates, and parents who have benefitted from RIE’s Educaring approach to child care, including a political scientist / foreign policy expert (Nina Hachigian) and a neuroscientist (Dr. Antonio Rangel). It was an exhilarating event, and I was once again invigorated by RIE’s hopeful...

RIE Conference Unites Parents, Early Childhood Professionals For Education And Inspiration

Magda Gerber’s Resources For Infant Educarers (RIE) philosophy will be celebrated in an all-day event supporting healthy attachment.  All are welcome. Please join us! The conference entitled, “RIE and Attachment Theory: Why Earliest Relationships Matter,” will take place at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, Sunday, June 6, 2010 from 8:45 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The event will kick off with a...

RIE Parenting From the Beginning

Expectant parents are wise to be well-prepared (or as prepared as humanly possible) for the exciting change in their lives.  I am happy to announce that there is still availability in the next Before Baby course, a new program offered by Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE) in Los Angeles. Here’s the information. WHEN:    Mondays, January 25, February 1 and February 8, 6:30-9:00pm WHERE:  RIE Center @...

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