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Hardcover Welcoming Ways Book

ISBN: 0768322332

ISBN13: 9780768322330

Welcoming Ways

This enchanting book is the perfect way to welcome a newborn into the world. Tender paintings of babies from around the world are complemented by inspirational wisdom, diverse customs, and rituals... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Condition: Very Good

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"A child receives a history and culture from his family."

So Welcoming Ways quotes Thomas Moore, in introducing one of its beautiful rituals to introduce children into the world. This book is a fantastic collection of traditions and ideas for welcoming our newborns into our lives and homes. While I plan to have a traditional Catholic baptism when my baby is born, this book gave me several additional ideas to help honor my child before this date. All family members are incorporated into the ceremonies, to give the child a sense of becoming part of a whole, who is eager to have them join into the family. World customs are mentioned, and it was a treat to read what other countries do to celebrate their babies. We have become disconnected with the rituals that make up life, and this book is a wonderful way to help new parents develop a way to mark the huge step of welcoming a new child into the home.

A MUST FOR EVERY PREGNANT WOMAN

This is an amazing book that is beautifully written and packed with ideas. It has several sample welcoming ceremonies that you can do, but it also provides enough information for you to make up your own using different elements of each. I loved the cultural information and the suggestions for creating altars. I think this would make a great baby shower gift and is a must read for all pregnant women.

The Ultimate "Welcome" for Children

This is a book that needs to be on the shelf of every parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, god-parent, parent educator, OB-GYN, Midwife, NICU nurse,adoption agency, and anyone else who has contact with infants & families. I am a parent of two daughters, ages 4 & 6, and I am saddened that I did not have this book when they were born. Yet, I am also a parent educator, and hope to provide many pre-natal families information about this book and the value of traditions. I also plan to give this book as a gift to all of my friends & family who are or will be expecting a child---I feel that it is as important to them as the prenatal information they receive. The illustrations are beautiful, the text and content inspiring, and the cost exceptional for a book that will/should be passed down generationally.
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