The Orchid and the Dandelion: Why Some Children Struggle and How All Can Thrive

The Orchid and the Dandelion: Why Some Children Struggle and How All Can Thrive

by W. Thomas Boyce MD


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101946565
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/29/2019
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 491
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

W. THOMAS BOYCE, M.D., is the Lisa and John Pritzker Distinguished Professor of Developmental and Behavioral Health and chief of the Division of Developmental Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. He is also codirector of the Child and Brain Development Program of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. He lives with his wife in San Francisco.

Table of Contents

Introductory Note Robert Coles ix

Foreword T. Berry Brazelton xi

Introduction xiii

1 A Tale of Two Children 3

2 The Noise and the Music 18

3 Lemon Juice, Fire Alarms, and an Unanticipated Discovery 42

4 An Orchestration of Orchids and Dandelions 60

5 Where Do Orchids (and Dandelions) Come From? 82

6 No Two Children Are Raised in the Same Family 109

7 The Kindness and Cruelty of Children 126

8 Sowing and Tilling the Gardens of Childhood 154

9 The Arc of Life for Orchids and Dandelions 171

10 The Sins of the Fathers, the Means of Grace 198

Conclusion: Helping All Children Thrive 218

Coda: An Eden Rendered Whole, the Orchid and the Dandelion 239

Acknowledgments 243

Glossary 247

Notes 249

Index 269

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