Parenting at Your Child's Pace

The Integrative Pediatrician’s Guide to the First Three Years

By Joel Warsh (Author)


Pub Date 8/6/2024

ISBN 9781454952497

Format Paperback



Parenting at Your Child's Pace

The Integrative Pediatrician’s Guide to the First Three Years

by Joel Warsh
More adults with young children are committed to integrative and holistic health, but the available information can be overwhelming and confusing. Through accessible, evidence-based guidance, Dr. Joel Warsh helps parents work through the health concerns and developmental changes that come up during the first three years of life and navigate the unique realities of parenting today. He addresses questions about holistic health frequently Googled by parents: What is placental encapsulation, and is it right for me? Should I try baby-led weaning? This book will empower parents to make informed and confident choices for the health of their children—from newborns to toddlers.
"Parents will find much of use in this levelheaded resource."
Publishers Weekly

“With humility, warmth, and good humor, Dr. Gator shares more than a decade of wisdom he's gained as a holistically inspired pediatrician and through his own experiences as a parent. Parenting at Your Child's Pace is a therapeutic, calming, informative read. Like a warm bath, parents will feel their anxiety evaporating from the very first page.”
—Janet Lansbury, bestselling author of No Bad Kids and Elevating Child Care

“This book is a godsend to navigate all the challenges of being a new parent. Dr. Gator has become a go-to resource for raising healthy and happy kids in our modern-day world.”
—Vani Hari, New York Times bestselling author and founder of and Truvani
“For health-conscious parents who want to raise their children with the best of both Western medicine and complementary healing practices, this book is a must-read. Dr. Gator presents thoughtful, evidence-based information in his signature open-minded and inclusive style so that parents can make empowered and informed decisions. For the parents who say, ‘I wish parenting came with an instruction manual,’ your wish has been granted! Thank you, Dr. Gator, for putting kids first!”
—Dr. Ashley Mayer, aka Dr. Green Mom
“Having a pediatrician is a must, but having a pediatrician that listens, considers your family's needs, and supports well-rounded health is an incredible bonus. In this book, Dr. Joel takes you through the intricate, sometimes scary maze of raising your infant. From the initial moments your baby is put into your care, throughout the many months ahead, Dr. Joel helps you understand how your child is growing and guides you through it all with his knowledge. In times of questions and need, and all the in-betweens, you will find in Dr. Joel's book a wealth of information to support this incredible journey of your child's health as a whole.”
—Dr. Siggie, PhD
“Dr. Joel Warsh, backed by extensive research and a compassionate approach, empowers parents with the knowledge to confidently navigate their children's unique development. He champions informed decision-making while reminding families that every child blossoms at their own pace.”
—Tara Clark, creator of Modern Mom Probs
“Dr. Gator has been an incredibly supportive and respectful sounding board for our family. I’m so grateful for his integrative and evidence-based approach to caring for his patients, including our two children. Ages 0-3 are transformative, for everyone. The more support, the better!”
—Daniella Monet Gardner, actress, singer, and wellness entrepreneur
“Dr. Warsh has been a calm voice of reason in the midst of the chaos and polarizing views that come along with being a first-time parent.  He provides a necessary balance of holistic, preventative health while continuing to utilize the advantages of modern medicine when appropriate. This book has a wealth of information that will educate parents without overwhelming them, as Dr. Warsh takes a warm but no-nonsense approach."
—Ashley Greene (Khoury), actress

“There’s never been a more pressing time for parents to be in the driver’s seat of their child’s health.  Dr. Gator and Parenting at Your Child’s Pace transforms parents’ anxiety to confidence and empowerment so they can worry less and enjoy more of their child’s first three years of life.”
—Dr. Elana Roumell, founder of Med School for Moms

“Dr. Gator is facilitating conversation in spaces where it is taboo to ask questions. This is incredibly important for parents looking for truly health-conscious and inclusive care for their children. Instead of leaning into the unnecessary and unhelpful pressures of being ‘politically correct,’ Dr. Gator’s approach creates real conversations that serve to strengthen Western medicine as the modern savior that it is, but also make space for generations of wisdom that holistic medicine provides in preventative spaces. This book brings together both disciplines in a balanced and complimentary way that gives parents the tools they need to make the best possible decisions for their family’s health.”
—Natalia Rodriguez, founder of Create Kids

“A much-needed book that will change the way you think about your child’s health and well-being with evidence-backed pathways to empower you to make confident and informed decisions to promote their lifelong well-being.”
—Shikha Gill, founder of My Little Food Critic

“As a soon-to-be first-time mom, I'm grateful for the thoughtful voice Dr. Warsh provides, taking a holistic stance but always backing up his approach with scientific evidence. This is a great read and a resource that my family will be using for a long time.”
—Carly Stein, founder of Beekeeper's Naturals
“My mom sense (intuition) tells me Dr. Gator's Parenting at Your Child’s Pace is all you need as a first-time parent! A powerhouse of practical wisdom and evidence-based advice, this book is the go-to guide for families seeking a balanced, holistic approach to raising resilient kids.”
—Kanika Chadda Gupta, TV journalist and host of That's Total Mom Sense 
“Dr. Gator’s wisdom is a comforting compass along the holistic parenting journey. His down-to-earth approach inspires countless families toward reduced stress and healthier, happier children.”
—Rob Herring, founder of Earth Conscious Life
“Dr. Joel is my top go-to for pediatrics. He's so well-versed in the full scope of raising a healthy baby and he approaches pediatrics how it should be done—through a holistic lens that takes into consideration everything that is needed for thriving.”
—Dr. Christian Gonzalez, host of Heal Thy Self
“A healthy, thriving child begins with a healthy strong foundation. This amazing one-of-a-kind book will equip parents with unbiased evidence-based principles to ease their worries by tackling the most common questions and concerns to help their children soar.”
—Madiha Saeed, MD, aka HolisticMamaDoc
“Modern parents are asked to navigate a sea of confusing, and often conflicting, information on how to keep their children healthy. Using humor and humility, Dr. Gator provides an easy-to-read and practical guide for parents who want the very best for their children’s health, growth, and development.”
—Beth Lambert, author of A Compromised Generation and Brain Under Attack, and founder of Documenting Hope
“In the realm of pediatric care, Dr. Gator stands out as a harmonizer of ancient wisdom and cutting-edge science. His new book is a treasure trove of practical advice, rooted in research, for parents looking to empower themselves and their children.”
—Tasneem “Dr. Taz” Bhatia, CEO of CentreSpringMD, certified nutrition specialist, and author of The Hormone Shift
“Dr. Gator's evidence-based, thoughtful, and highly informative book gives parents incredible peace of mind—along with all the practical tips they need to give their children the best chance at a healthy, happy life.”
—Sarah R. Moore, MFS, master trainer of conscious parenting, international parent coach, author of Peaceful Discipline, and founder of Dandelion Seeds Positive Parenting
“As a constantly traveling family, we have found much peace in the care of Dr. Gator. As first-time parents, it's easy to get overwhelmed and confused in the first few years of parenting but Dr. Gator has always known how to diffuse the anxiety with his calm approach, reminding us to go with the child's flow and to listen to our instincts as parents. As slow as a child's pace might seem at times, it has been way more enjoyable and fulfilling parenting in a slow and mindful way.”
—Freida Pinto, actress
“If you're tired of parenting books that are ‘my way or the highway’ and just want someone to tell you the second or third best ways, too...with humor and YOU get to choose how to parent your little one, then Dr. Gator is your guy! He blends his doctor-science background with his dad-authentic experience to bring every step of raising little humans down to earth.”
—Katie Kimball, TEDx speaker and founder of Kids Cook Real Food
“Dr. Gator is a passionate advocate for parents, with concern and understanding for a variety of parenting challenges. He offers holistic and empowering approaches and solutions, supported by research and experience. His book will enhance how you view parenting.”
—Deanna Minich, PhD, nutrition scientist, author of Whole Detox, former president of American College of Nutrition, and on the board of directors for the American Nutrition Association
“This is an amazing resource that every parent needs. I wish I’d had it when I had kids. I remember when my kids were little people, I used to jokingly say that I was just ‘winging it’ as a parent because nobody gave me a how-to manual. Well, now we have one, and it’s written with humility, with simple everyday fixes, tips, and solutions by Dr. Joel Warsh, an integrative pediatrician who takes a holistic view of your little one’s health issues.”
—Michael Goran, PhD, professor of pediatrics at University of Southern California, program director for diabetes and obesity at the Saban Research Institute, and author of Sugarproof -

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Dr. Joel Warsh is an award-winning integrative and holistic pediatrician in Los Angeles, CA. He completed his Pediatric Residency at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, and is currently in private practice in Studio City, CA. He has published research in numerous peer-reviewed medical journals including the American Journal of Pediatrics and the British Medical Journal on topics including childhood injuries, obesity, and physical activity.

Title Details

Pages 304 pages

Trim 6 x 9 x 0 Inches

Territories World

Category Lifestyle

Carton Quantity 30