Touchpoints The Essential Reference: Your Child's Emotional And Behavioral Development

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Hachette Books, Oct 20, 1992 - Psychology - 400 pages
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From pregnancy to first grade, all the concerns and questions that parents have about their child's behavior, feelings, and development are anticipated and answered in both chronological and reference form. Underlying this guidance is the touchpoints concept that has shaped Dr. Brazelton's office practice and research for over three decades. "Touchpoints" are the universal spurts of development and the trying periods of regression that accompany them throughout childhood. In this book - as in his office - Brazelton uses them as windows to help parents understand their child's behavior and prevent future problems.
Part One of this comprehensive book follows each of these touchpoints from the prenatal visit through the first three years, explaining the characteristic achievements and calming the inevitable worries at each stage. Every chapter ends with a section on "Looking Ahead."
Part Two covers the first six years, with all the common behavioral and emotional challenges, in alphabetical order, from allergies to toilet training. Dr. Brazelton reveals how to understand these as the child's issues, warding off parent-child conflict.
Part Three explains the vital role of all the important people in a child's life.
Touchpoints is a priceless reference. Longer than a housecall, more objective than a grandmother, it puts a brilliant and beloved pediatrician into every home.

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User Review  - SelimaCat - LibraryThing

This was nice to have read. It's not a go-to book--not what you'll look in when your kid has a fever, but a pretty useful reference for where you could should be/will be/has been, developmentally. Read full review


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This book is an excellent resource for new parents. We reread this book on a regular basis as our son has entered new stages . Dr. Brazelton includes reallife examples and humor in this book to help ... Read full review



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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 .

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