Calm Mama, Happy Baby is a groundbreaking book from coauthors Derek O'Neill and Jennifer Waldburger.
With constant feedings, teary outbursts, and trying to help your baby sleep through the night, it's no wonder that parents of babies and young children can feel stressed and overwhelmed. Yet eye-oepning neuroscientific research shows that your own emotions and energy directly affect your child's mood, behavior, brain development, and overall health; children are wired to try to be just like you. Are you aware of what you are passing along?
Drawing on their experience in two decades of working with parents in Hollywood and across the globe, Derek O'Neill and Jennifer Waldburger give parents practical tools for centering and finding balance no matter what is happening with their child. For any mom who's ever said, "I wish my baby came with instructions," Calm Mama, Happy Baby offers a step-by-step approach for helping you parent intuitively, with confidence.
Learn how your energy has a ripple effect on your child, couple relationship, and home environment
Discover the surprising negative habits that cause stress and zap your energy as a mom
Deepen your ability to read and respond to your baby's communication on all levels
Let go of childhood pain that can impair healthy bonding with your child
Defuse any parenting situation, from feeding problems and sleep disruptions to separation anxiety, fussiness, and colic
When mama is happy, your child is happy, too - and the entire household thrives.
How to Breathe Properly
Sun and Moon Breath
Heart of Gold Meditation
For over 20 years, Derek O'Neill has been transforming the lives of thousands of people around the world. An internationally acclaimed author, motivational speaker, martial arts sensei and philanthropist, Derek inspires and uplifts people from all walks of life through his books, workshops, consultations, speaking engagements, multimedia presence, and tireless humanitarian work.
Derek advises business leaders, actors, musicians, and politicians, helping them to transcend their limitations and bring harmony back to their lives and businesses. He demonstrates that our highest ideals are not only compatible with good business sense but are essential to our success, happiness and fulfillment.
For more information, please visit www.derekoneill.com.
Jennifer Waldburger has been offering support, education, and consultation to parents and families for nearly 20 years. Co-creator of Sleepy Planet and the award-winning book and DVD The Sleepeasy Solution, Jennifer has been featured in a wide variety of media, including Good Morning America, The Today Show, The CBS Evening News, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, People, and Parents. She is also content consultant on the hit TV show The Pajanimals, a joint production with the Jim Henson Company and Sprout.
Jennifer offers private sessions, classes, and talks for moms and parents to help them release painful emotions and shift unconscious patterns, draw on their natural instincts to nurture connection, and create a loving, peaceful environment in which to raise their child.
For more information, please visit www.sleepyplanet.com.
From our readers
When I take a deep breath and the baby settles, it's a WOW. — Lauren, mom of Amelie, 4 months
Calm Mama, Happy Baby presents an individualized road map for navigating the often stressful first years of parenthood. Derek O'Neill and Jennifer Waldburger clearly understand the symbiotic relationship between parent and child and the emotional rollercoaster ride that is parenting. Their hands-on tool kit, filled with specific tips for coping with the early parenting journey, is a must for every parent's library. — Betsy Brown Braun, MA, author of Just Tell Me What to Say
As a mom, I have absolutely found a connection between my stress or calm and my daughter's mood and behavior. Calm Mama, Happy Baby gives moms fun and practical tools for choosing calm over stress no matter what is happening with their child. These techniques have been a lifesaver for me. — Tiffani Thiessen, actress
Finally! A book that addresses what I've always observed: calm and happy parents tend to have calmer and happier children, and stressed-out parents tend to have more stressed-out children. Calm Mama, Happy Baby offers simple tools for managing the stress and worry that come with being a parent. I look forward to recommending this book to my families to help ensure that their child has the best possible start in life. — Bess Raker, MD, Co-founder of Beverly Hills Pediatrics and attending pediatrician, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
A fascinating look at how we are neurologically 'programmed' to think, feel, and act like our parents. This book shows moms how to avoid passing along habits of stress and negativity, setting their children up for good health, better sleep, and optimal learning. — Anjalee Warrier Galion, MD, Assistant Program Director, Child Neurology Training Program, Children's Hospital of Orange County
Attachment Parenting begins with listening to your baby, and this book helps parents with that in every way. It's pretty easy to miss your baby's cues if you're a new parent awakened every hour or two. Calm Mama, Happy Baby is great reading and helps us understand our babies' needs and form the close, loving bond we all want.
— Jay Gordon, MD, author of Good Nights: The Happy Parents' Guide to the Family Bed