Welcome to Right from the Start!
Being a parent is the most natural thing in the world. It happens to a great number of us.
- Best Beginnings for your Baby and You. Conception, Pregnancy, Birth and Looking Ahead.
- Sound Sleep. Calming and helping your Baby or Child to Sleep.
These two books lie at the heart of Right from the Start series of books. They are for parents, grandparents, family members, and friendly neighbours. They are also for all professionals caring for parents and their babies from conception and for Parenting Education courses in schools and colleges.
“Best Beginnings is potentially world-changing. Parents deeply influence how children will experience their lives. Not everyone understands how early experience from conception patterns our brain, affects our sense of self-worth and our ability to trust and to love others. Please read this precious book when you are expecting a baby. It will support and help you to give your child the very best start in life.”
Kitty Hagenbach. MA Dip.Psych. Parent- Child Psychotherapist. Pre- and Peri-natal Psychotherapy
“Sound Sleep is unbelievable …… it’s wonderful …… there’s nothing else like it.” Members of the Bounty Advisory Board
“Whether you have a baby who cries more than you can bear, or an endlessly waking-and-wailing child in the night, get ‘Sound Sleep’! It’s fantastic. It paints so many useful pictures and tells stories you’ll never forget. It gave me hope and got me smiling again.” Elie, single mother with a two-year-old
To buy a copy of Best Beginnings or Sound Sleep, click on the book cover to go to the Troubador online bookstore. For a preview of either, click on Best Beginnings or Sound Sleep to see more of their content in the Google bookstore.
Right from the Start, launched more than 30 years ago by George Alagiah and Kate Adie, as a charity that is working to help parents, wherever they are in the world, be the best parents they can be.
As George Alagiah said:
“There is a good way to be a parent, a good way to bring up children, [and] a good way to enjoy and learn from children … What ‘Right from the Start’ is striving to do is to be part of that goodness.”
Babies, toddlers, and young children are a joy – most of the time. But there are times in the ‘early years’ when parenting seems to be the hardest ‘job’ in the world… as well as the loneliest.
Kate Adie said:
“We are nervous of common sense because everything around us has become more specialised and less personal and human. ‘Right from the Start’ touches on what is common to us all: basic humanity in this very, very pressurised world.”