RIE Parenting – A Sense Of Relief
RIE parenting gives parents a real sense of relief from what they feel is ‘normally’ expected from them as a parent. The mainstream notion is that children need constant stimulation and that a parent has to be able to deliver this to ensure the babies development and happiness.
RIE parenting does not do things this way. At RIE parenting classes babies and toddlers are encourage to move naturally within a larger space and to all intents and purposes to make their own decisions and choices as part of their development. ‘Do Less and Observe More’ say the RIE teachings and method.
RIE parenting may seem forgiving of the parents but it does allow them to trust their instincts and the childs too for that matter.
Many parents who learn RIE parenting feel more thougfhtful and confident with their child and the effects of the classes can be pretty profound. RIE teaches natural stuff like children interacting between themselves and stimulating each other rather than parents saying ‘you have to swim now’ or ‘let’s dance now’. The watchword is ‘Natural’.
RIE parents do not just sit there and let their child cry and not pick them up to comfort them. This is a misconception. RIE teaches how to pick them up and not to ‘snatch’ them up from where they are. A child would be spoken too about their situation in a calm way and then told that they were goind to be picked up. A subtle and BIG difference.