Cart 0
 

ABOUT RIE®

 
 
 

Young children thrive on the freedom to explore, to develop in their own way and in their own time. That’s one of the driving principles behind Resources for Infant Educarers® (RIE®), a parenting approach founded in 1978 by Gerber and pediatric neurologist Tom Forrest, M.D.

RIE® is based on respecting babies for who they are: unique, competent human beings.

RIE® honors babies — even infants — as equal participants in relationships, rather than passive recipients of our care. At the same time, RIE® honors parents, recognizing that we must balance our own needs with those of our children.

I consider RIE® a gift to both children and parents, as it sets the stage for deep, life-long connections based on mutual trust.

When you incorporate the RIE® approach into your daily life, parenting feels less demanding and more joyful. At the same time, your child feels secure and valued as an individual. I often hear from parents, “RIE® actually makes parenting easier!”

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
perceptive-parenting-classes-darker.jpg
perceptive-parenting-rie-child-education.jpg

WHAT HAPPENS IN A RIE® CLASS?

I teach a series of 8 week sessions that last from infancy until around the time the youngest in class turns 2. Children are grouped by similar stages of physical development.

You’ll find a relaxed, safe environment in which babies and toddlers are free to play and explore without interruption. We closely observe the children in an effort to recognize and understand their cues and communication. And we have plenty of time for questions and discussions.

Throughout your RIE® experience, you will become confident in your role of supporting your children as they become authentic, independent individuals. Specifically, you will learn to:

  • Step back, observe, and trust your children as they navigate and learn about the world around them.

  • Involve your children in care activities such as diapering, feeding, bathing, and dressing.

  • Create a safe, challenging home environment.

Contact me to learn more about RIE® and my current class schedule. 

JOIN MY NEXT CLASS

Contact me to learn more about RIE® and my upcoming Los Angeles classes.

 

WANT TO LEARN MORE?

Learn more about the RIE® principles by visiting the Resources for Infant Educarers® website. 

 
Let the child be the scriptwriter, the director, and the actor in his own play.

Magda Gerber, infant specialist and co-founder of RIE®

 
Perceptive-Parenting-leafnavygreen-LosAngeles.jpg