Once you've got the gear, it's time to rear that beautiful baby of yours. Bright from the Start: The Simple, Science-Backed Way to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind from Birth to Age 3 offers practical ideas for parents on how to relate to these little people and help them thrive. Author Dr. Jill Stamm, co-founder of New Directions Institute for Infant Brain Development, with co-author Paula Spencer, teaches the ABCs of parenting: attention, bonding and communication. Of course, if parenting were as simple as A-B-C we wouldn't need Dr. Stamm's informative, thoroughly researched book. She translates cutting-edge neuroscience into practical advice for parents on how to engage with your baby in ways that promote growth and well-being. She offers helpful ideas for interactive play and ways of meeting a baby's cognitive and emotional needs during these crucial years. Is this book essential to your parenting library? Stamm right, it is.