Dr. Harvey Karp in Sofia, Bulgaria June 1st 2013
The National Palace of Culture
Dr. Harvey Karp will visit Sofia, Bulgaria to conduct seminars for parents and for professionals as part of the project "The Happiest Child in Bulgaria". This is a project aimed at the prevention of child abuse, violence and coercive disciplinary methods of upbringing, which violate the dignity of the child. 70% of Bulgarians aprove the use of "minimal" physical violence like ear pulling, slapping, etc.
"We beleive Dr. Karp can be the so much needed spark to turn the attention of the mass public towards the problems with violence in Bulgaria and to start up a dialogue between the parents, the professionals and the instittutions." >> More about the project.
"Roll Over Dr. Spock"The New York Times
“Dr. Karp saves parent sanity!” Kyle Pruett, MD, Professor, Yale School of Medicine
“Dr. Karp’s work presents the top science in a style that is sensible and a pleasure to read.”Julius Richmond, MD, Harvard Medical School, past US Surgeon General
“Dr. Karp’s insights are a key to reducing the anger and frustration that can lead to shaking.“James M. Hmurovich, President & CEO, Prevent Child Abuse America >> More
The paintings for the book covers of the Bulgarian version of "The Happiest Baby" and "The Happiest Toddler" by Dr. Harvey Karp are ready. One more to go "The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep".
Svetlana Gencheva - Sunny, artist, donates 3 paintings for the book covers of "The Happiest Baby", "The Happiest Toddler" and "The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep". The paintings are oil on canvas and are inspired by "The Happiest Child in Bulgaria" project and her daughter Erika, whom she raises using Dr. Karp's techniques.
Sunny is one of the few artists in the world, who uses the techniques of the Little Dutch Masters. She is a famous Bulgarian artist of contemporary art and has agreements with galleries and musea in New York, Barcellona, Luxemburg and others. For more:www.svetlanagencheva.com
Harvey Karp’s quixotic crusade to teach adults how to talk to 2-year-olds
By Ed Leibowitz
At a small café in Brentwood, California, the peace of a fine weekend afternoon is interrupted by the sound of a tabletop menu stand clattering to the ground. A childish, high-pitched wail of protest follows: “No, no! Don’t faw-awl!” Patrons turn their heads to find not an unhinged toddler, but a gaunt, bearded, hiply dressed, 60-year-old L.A. Westsider, wringing his hands at the cruel workings of a universe he can’t yet fathom. He picks up the stand. “You keep faw-ling all the time,” he says angrily. With feigned carelessness, he knocks it to the floor again. “No, no! You cannot keep fawling!”
Why is Dr. Harvey Karp, America’s preeminent baby shaman and an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Southern California, screeching like a 2-year-old? He’s demonstrating a technique he calls “playing the boob,” one of several he has devised for communicating with toddlers. Other entries in the Karp playbook include “the fast-food rule” and “toddler-ese”—the latter, a mode of communication heavy on fist-clenching and sputtered sentence fragments, is designed to ease the upset of a young child who, as Karp puts it, has “gone ape.” Actually, according to Karp’s theory of toddlerhood, toddlers essentially are little apes—or, at best, little cavemen—and ought to be approached using tactics that treat them as such. >> More