CITE: Verny, T., Weintraub, P. Nurturing the Unborn Child. Olmstead Pr; 1st Ed (August 1, 2000)


In this book, Verny & Weintraub emphasize the importance of prenatal and early childhood experiences in shaping a child’s development. They offer advice on how parents can promote healthy physical, emotional, and intellectual development in their children, from the earliest stages of pregnancy through the first few years of life.


  • Verny argues that the prenatal environment has a profound impact on a child’s development, and that parents can take steps to optimize this environment through good nutrition, stress management, and other lifestyle factors.
  • He emphasizes the importance of the parent-child relationship, and suggests that parents engage in activities such as reading, singing, and talking to their unborn child to promote bonding and development.
  • Verny offers practical tips on how to meet a child’s physical and emotional needs, from feeding and diapering to providing a secure and loving home environment.


  • “The prenatal period is a critical time for shaping a child’s future. Parents have a unique opportunity to influence this process through their own behaviors and attitudes.” (p. 8)
  • “Bonding is a process that begins long before birth. By nurturing the parent-child relationship from the earliest stages, parents can promote healthy development and lifelong well-being.” (p. 41)
  • “Parenting is a lifelong journey, and the foundation we lay in the early years can have a lasting impact on our children’s lives.” (p. 173)
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