Should you read The Blossom Method?
Before I answer that, here are 3 things you have to know.
Vivien Sabel is a Relational Psychotherapist and qualified British Sign Language (BSL) user. She was born to a deaf mom who would lip-read instead of using sign language. This is how Vivien learned her amazing ability to pick-up the subtleties of non-verbal communication, that regular folks don’t.
Vivien is also a mom to her wonderful daughter Blossom, whom the book is named after.
The Blossom Method promises to teach moms of infants how to meet the needs of their babies, before they get to the crying stage. The book also shows moms how to make infants feel “heard” and “understood.”
The book is written in a manner that’s easy to understand. That way, you can focus on learning instead of breaking your concentration to consult a dictionary or analyze technical terms. This is perfect for busy and harried moms because it’s a light and easy read.
But don’t be fooled by the number of pages. Even if it’s less than 160, it’s packed with useful ground breaking insights that may leave your jaw hanging.
The book also includes illustrations so you’re not left imagining a certain body language the author describes. However, without the illustrations, Vivien Sabel does an excellent job at describing how a baby would look if she were hungry, for example.
While reading the book, there were two things I kept thinking:
- Really? A baby can tell you what it needs?
- You can actually talk back to a baby?
These concepts are so unbelievable – I’ve never come across anything like them – yet here is a lady saying it is possible. All those movements and facial expressions that I thought were just done with no purpose, apparently had meaning.
So, should you read the book?
You’d be crazy not to!
- Communicate with your baby immediately after birth
- Significantly lower stress that comes with caring for a newborn
When you learn to decode your baby’s body language, you can save unnecessary frustration – and even depression – from feeling like an inadequate parent.
Once in a while, I come across parenting studies and techniques that surprise me, but non have impacted me as much as The Blossom Method. My only wish is that I have an infant to practice on. Unfortunately, I don’t, but I think my neighbor does.
Kidding aside…read the book to keep your sanity: The Blossom Method.