Responsive parenting emphasizes bonding with your baby using your heart, your instincts and perceptions. Your response to your baby and the manner in which you nurture, care for and validate your baby has everything to do with the way their brain and psyches develop.
When you are bonded in this way you naturally understand how your baby communicates. You will be able to anticipate and fulfill your baby’s needs. Responsive parenting ensures optimal development for your baby at the most vital levels, physical, spiritual and emotional.
Now! Your path towards parenthood began when you, yourself, were a baby. In many ways it even began before you were born. Parenting is a constantly evolving process, which grows along with you and your child, and there will be many questions you have about your baby, and about your new role, all along the way.
I am your guide as you learn simple and powerful ways to prepare for your baby and to optimize the perinatal period.
Sessions can stand-alone or be ongoing as your parenting changes and evolves. To fully address as many parenting topics as possible I recommend two or more sessions.
I practice from my private office on the upper west side of Manhattan and initial visits are usually there. At times I can make visits to your home to consult with you in your own environment. Babies are enthusiastically welcome and often are important participants in our work together!
I also offer phone sessions.
A session in my office is usually an hour and half and $150.
Home visits in Manhattan are an hour and a half and cost $175.
Phone sessions are typically 30 minutes and cost $50.
I can arrange hour and a half mini workshop sessions for 2-4 people covering a variety of topics for $250.
I love to hear from parents seeking guidance and consultation. Contact me to find out how I can work with you!
"The days and weeks following the birth of our son was filled with much joy as well as a rather daunting learning curve. Barbara was instrumental in assisting... Read More