A Good Start in Life: Understanding Your Child's Brain and Behavior [NOOK Book]

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Newly updated with the latest information and added material, A Good Start in Life covers how children learn to live together in family and society from birth to age six. Dr. Herschkowitz and his wife, Elinore Chapman Herschkowitz, explain how brain development shapes a child's personality and behavior. Staging their narrative at each year from birth to age six, the authors cover a host of social development issues, including appropriate rule-setting, development of a child's moral sense, temperament, language ...
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A Good Start in Life: Understanding Your Child's Brain and Behavior

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Overview

Newly updated with the latest information and added material, A Good Start in Life covers how children learn to live together in family and society from birth to age six. Dr. Herschkowitz and his wife, Elinore Chapman Herschkowitz, explain how brain development shapes a child's personality and behavior. Staging their narrative at each year from birth to age six, the authors cover a host of social development issues, including appropriate rule-setting, development of a child's moral sense, temperament, language development, playing, aggression, impulse control, and empathy.

New topics in this edition are prematurity, traumatic events, and children and TV. Updated with recent research are child care, language, and the effect of mother's stress on the fetus. The popular features of the hardcover are retained in this edition: a Q & A at the end of each chapter and charts and brain maps showing milestones in a child's development of various abilities.

This important book for parents and others who care for young children weaves up-to-the-minute psychology and biological knowledge into a seamless tapestry.
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Editorial Reviews

Guy McKhann
"This delightfully written book is not merely a ho-to book, but a book about understanding how a child truly grows."

-Guy McKhann, M.D., professor of neurology and neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Rosemarie Truglio
"A must read...a gift to all parents."

-Rosemarie T. Truglio, Ph.D., vice president, education and research, Sesame Workshop
Charles Nelson
"The answers to these and other pressing...questions are skillfully and elegantly answered in this wonderful book, which I enthusiastically recommend."

-Charles A. Nelson, Ph.D., Distinguished McKnight University Professor of Child Psychology, Neuroscience, and Pediatrics of University of Minnesota
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014814140
  • Publisher: Dana Foundation
  • Publication date: 9/15/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 312
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Norbert Herschkowitz, M.D., is professor emeritus of pediatrics at the University of Berne, Switzerland, where he chaired the Department for Developmental Disorders at Children’s Hospital. A neuroscientist who specializes in the interaction of brain and behavior throughout the lifespan, he has collaborated with leading American pediatric neuroscientists.
Elinore Chapman Herschkowitz holds an M.A. in German from Stanford University. She taught English for 14 years at the Bern State Teachers' College and is the author of Feeling at Home in Bern
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