"Mothers know intuitively that the first months of life are vital to the long-term well-being of their children. In this, they are absolutely correct, say authors Glenn and Janet Doman. But mothers and fathers do not have the information they need to use these first months to their baby's best advantage, or to make the first six years of life as stimulating and rewarding as they could and should be. That's because until now, the world has had little understanding of the true potential of a newborn. How Smart Is Your Baby? provides parents with all the information they need to help their baby achieve his or her full potential. The authors first explain the newborn's growth and development, including all of the critical stages involved. They then guide the parents in creating a home environment that enhances and enriches brain development. A developmental profile, which parents complete, allows Mom and Dad to track the progress of their child, to determine the baby's strengths, and to recognize where additional stimulation and opportunity are needed. Most important, parents learn how to design an effective and balanced daily program for physical and intellectual growth. "
Glenn Doman received his degree in physical therapy from the University of Pennsylvania in 1940, and began pioneering the field of child brain development. In 1955, he founded The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential, whose work with brain-injured children led to vital discoveries regarding well children. Glenn is the best-selling author of six books, all part of the Gentle Revolution Series.
Janet Doman is the director of The Institutes and Glenn's daughter. After completing her studies at the University of Pennsylvania, Janet devoted herself to helping parents discover the vast potential of their babies and their own potential as teachers.