Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | 25 Sept 2015 | Asia Samachar |
By Jasbir Kaur
Jashpreet Kaur, an infant massage instructor, marked a major milestone in her endeavour with the launch of her maiden book in Kuala Lumpur.
Cuddles of Love: Nurturing Your Child with Loving Touch was recently launched by the publisher MPH Publishing in Kuala Lumpur on Sept 18.
“Always keep this in your mind; it is you who will be in your child’s life the longest. You’re the one who created a stable, loving environment for your baby,” she said in a statement released by the publisher.
The book is part of MPH Parenting Series, it added.
Jashpreet hopes to spread the importance of bonding which is a privilege that parents should reserve between them and their children.
It is therapeutic not only for their infants but also for the parents as this bonding act will help first time parents to better understand their infant who can only express themselves through crying.
Jashpreet, who is certified by the International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM) and is a psychology major, noted that it is every parents’ aspiration that their baby grows to be whole, healthy and happy human beings.
“This can be achieved with a simple and natural act of touch,” she says.
American psychologist Harry Harlow notes that babies can actually die from lack of touch (or affection), the statement adds.
Another research done by British psychologist John Bowlby, who is also the founder of attachment theory, also concluded that babies, who although survive but do not receive nurturing touch, are more susceptible to depression, anxiety, anger and pessimism when they grow up, especially during their adolescent years.
One very powerful way to bond with babies through touch is baby massage. When the proper ways of baby massage are learned, this simple activity that doesn’t take a lot of time can be done any time, even coming home after work and so this is a great advantage for working parents.
“As an IAIM certified instructor, my colleagues and I will never massage your baby [ourselves] but will empower and teach you the art of loving, nurturing touch as well as guide you to listen to your instincts and respect your baby as a complete being so that they will grow up to be compassionate, loving and trustworthy contributors to our society. You’ll feel the difference yourself,” she adds.
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