Deborah Carlisle Solomon is an expert in the development and care of infants and toddlers and the author of “Baby Knows Best: Raising a Confident and Resourceful Child, the RIE® Way.” She was Executive Director of Resources for Infant Educarers® (RIE®) from 2006-2014, during which time she expanded RIE®’s reach, created new curriculum and products, and trained students from varied backgrounds and cultures.
Deborah now has a private teaching, speaking and consulting practice where she works with parents, childcare providers, therapists and other Early Years professionals around the world; training individuals and providing consulting services to nurseries and schools.
In this interview, we discuss the Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE) approach; Magda Gerber’s philosophies on caring for children; how we can care for babies by slowing down and showing respect; how babies are naturally curious problem-solvers; managing our own discomfort when allowing babies to be independent to develop tenacity.
Deborah is a popular speaker at national and international infancy and early childhood conferences and workshops, and a frequent contributor to print, digital and television media. She resides in Los Angeles, California.
Her website is here: https://deborahcarlislesolomon.comYou can find her book here: https://deborahcarlislesolomon.com/baby-knows-best/Make friends on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/Deborah-Carlisle-Solomon-380930995369576/And link up with Deborah here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/deborah-carlisle-solomon-b4652010