T. Berry Brazelton, M.D., founder of the Child Development Unit at Children's Hospital Boston, is Clinical Professor of Pediatrics Emeritus at Harvard Medical School and Professor of Pediatrics and Human Development at Brown University. He is a famed advocate for children, and his many other internationally acclaimed books for parents include To Listen to a Child, Infants and Mothers, and, with Stanley I. Greenspan, M.D., The Irreducible Needs of Children.
Touchpoints Essential Reference - P: Your Child's Emotional and Behavioral Development: Birth to 3by T. Berry Brazelton, Brazelton
Based on over three decades of continuous practice and internationally recognized research, Touchpoints is the only childcare reference by a pediatrician who has both medical and psychoanalytic training, and who offers parents a complete understanding of child development from a physical, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral point of view. No other childcare/i>… See more details below
Based on over three decades of continuous practice and internationally recognized research, Touchpoints is the only childcare reference by a pediatrician who has both medical and psychoanalytic training, and who offers parents a complete understanding of child development from a physical, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral point of view. No other childcare guide offers supportive, empathetic insights into the parents' own emotions, and no other guide includes both chronological chapters and alphabetical topics on all issues faced by families from conception through age six."Touchpoints" are the universal spurts of development and the trying periods of regression that accompany them throughout childhood. Dr. Brazelton uses them as windows to help parents understand their child's behavior and prevent future problems. PART ONE: "Touchpoints of Development" is a vivid chronological account of the basic stages of early childhood. Every chapter covers:feeding; crying; temperament; social learning; stranger awareness; discipline; sleeping; learning; emotions; independence; self image; sexuality; communication; motor skills; attachment; play; self-esteem; toilet-training.PART TWO: "Challenges to Development" is a complete alphabetical reference. Each entry shows how to understand, defuse, and prevent potential problems such as: allergies; bedwetting; crying; depression; discipline; divorce; fears; feeding problems; headaches; hearing problems; hospitalization; hyperactivity; hypersensitivity; imaginary friends; loss and grief; lying and stealing; manipulation; nightmares; school readiness; self-esteem; separation; sibling rivalry; sleep problems; speech problems; stomachaches; television; toilet training.PART THREE: "Allies in Development" explains the important role of each person in your child's life: fathers; mothers; friends; caregivers; grandparents; doctor.
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book! So easy to read. Not forceful on any issue. It's as if you're sitting in his office and he's speaking to you. It eased my worries and made me feel so much more relaxed about my child's behavior and my own behavior. I'm ordering the 3-6 book now.
Awesome book with a must have index for every parent or even if you are only considering to become a parent. Takes the time out of confusion and wondering if you have done the right thing.
I refer to this book for all three of my children and even give it out to new parents. It has helped me learn what to expect with my children emotionally and through changes in behavior. From your newborn's fussy stage and sleeping patterns to what it means to have a spoiled child, which he refers to as an anxious child, searching for limits. This book is wonderful and has supported me tremendously, so much I am excited to go out and buy his just released book Touchpoints for ages beyond 3 years to 6. I think you should too. Be wary of any Babywise books---------too rigid. Dr. Brazelton is the best!
In the early years, emotions play a very strong role in how you child reponds to and reacts to his or her world. This is the guidebook for deciphering why they act the way they do. Many books cover the physical changes of the first years, but few really discuss your child's emotional growth. I've read a lot of parenting books in a effort to understand what is going on during the various stages of my childrens' lives. This is the book I find myself referring to again and again. It is indispensable in coping with the young, energetic, emotional bundles of joy I call my children.