FREE PUBLICATION: In your arms – A guide for parents through the adventure of the first three years of a child’s life

The City of Zagreb, Zagreb Child and Youth Protection Center and a multidisciplinary team of experts have prepared a manual for parents “In your arms – A guide for parents through the adventure of the first three years of a child’s life” on more than 50 pages of professional text the third year of the child’s life. In writing the manual, the inspiration was the strength, courage and love of all the parents we have worked with so far as experts, who have given us their trust, from whom we have learned.

The authors of the manual “In your arms” are Ella Selak Bagarić, master of psychology, Vanja Slijepčević Saftić, PhD-MD neuropediatrician, Vlatka Boričević Maršanić, PhD – MD psychiatrist and Krešimir Prijatelj, master of psychology.

 

You can download the publication in PDF version for free here (on Croatian language): U tvom naručju – Vodič za roditelje kroz pustolovinu prve tri godine djetetova života (PDF)

The publication is free to share, download and publish, citing sources and authors.

 

From the content:

  • Welcome to the world!
  • One brand new mom, one brand new dad
  • Show me love
  • Every baby is different
  • The connection between us
  • What kind of attachment can it be?
  • Your reaction and baby’s feelings
  • Understanding others
  • Why is the game important?
  • ATTENTION AND REGULATION (0-3 months)
    • Monitor your child’s emotional and social development
    • Attachment
    • Game
    • Abilities
    • How to start playing with a baby at this age?
    • Important tasks for parents in this period
    • Crying
    • Colic
    • How to soothe a crying baby
    • Recognize what baby needs by paying attention to the signs
    • What helps?
  • WE LOOK FOR TOGETHER (3-6 months)
    • Attachment
    • Game
    • Abilities
    • Important tasks for parents in this period
  • MUTUAL COMMUNICATION AND CHILD MOTOR ACTIVITY (6-12 months)
    • Attachment
    • Game
    • Abilities
    • Communication orientation
    • Important tasks for parents in this period
  • SPEECH AND INDEPENDENCE (1-2 years)
    • Attachment
    • Game
    • Important tasks for parents in this period
  • LOVE AND DOMINANCE (2-3 years)
    • Attachment
    • Game
    • Important tasks for parents in this period
  • SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES THAT MAY CAUSE DIFFICULTIES IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT
  • WHAT IS IT LIKE TO BE A PARENT IN THE FIRST THREE YEARS?
    • What helps
  • ROUGH CALMING OF A BABY OR VIOLENT PLAY = FATAL CONSEQUENCES
    • What are the long-term consequences of a shacking baby?
    • Is the baby hurt?
  • DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
  • Where and to whom to turn for help

Disclaimer: This is unofficial translation provided for information purposes. Zagreb Child and Youth Protection Center cannot be held legally responsible for any translation inaccuracy.   

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