Touchpoints

Author: T. Berry Brazelton
Publisher:
ISBN: 0868245054
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Child development

Practical reference book for parents on the management of all aspects of their child's development from pregnancy to school age. Part 1 deals with the universal developmental stages from birth to three years old. Part 2 presents the common behavioural and emotional challenges from birth to six years of age, arranged in alphabetical order. Part 3 examines the vital role of important people in the child's life such as parents, grandparents and the child's doctor. Includes a bibliography and an index. The North American author is an internationally acclaimed paediatrician who is currently professor of paediatrics and human development at Brown University in the US. He has written 24 books for both lay and professional audiences, including TInfants and Mothers' and TTo Listen to a Child'.

TouchPoints

Author: Douglas Conant
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118075544
Release Date: 2011-04-12
Genre: Business & Economics

A fresh, effective, and enduring way to lead—starting with your next interaction Most leaders feel the inevitable interruptions in their jam-packed days are troublesome. But in TouchPoints, Conant and Norgaard argue that these—and every point of contact with other people—are overlooked opportunities for leaders to increase their impact and promote their organization's strategy and values. Through previously untold stories from Conant's tenure as CEO of Campbell Soup Company and Norgaard's vast consulting experience, the authors show that a leader's impact and legacy are built through hundreds, even thousands, of interactive moments in time. The good news is that anyone can develop "TouchPoint" mastery by focusing on three essential components: head, heart, and hands. TouchPoints speaks to the theory and craft of leadership, promoting a balanced presence of rational, authentic, active, and wise leadership practices. Leadership mastery in the smallest and otherwise ordinary moments can transform aimless activity in individuals and entropy in organizations into focused energy—one magical moment at a time.

Touchpoints Three to Six

Author: T. Berry Brazelton
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 9780738213002
Release Date: 2008-03-17
Genre: Psychology

For decades, new parents have relied on Dr. Brazelton's wisdom. But all "Brazelton babies" grow up. Now at last, the internationally famous pediatrician, in collaboration with an eminent child psychiatrist, has brought his unique insights to the "magic" preschool and first-grade years.Through delightful profiles of four very different children, the authors apply the touchpoints theory (following the pattern of growth-new challenge-reegression-recharging-and renewed growth) to each of the great cognitive, behavioral, and emotional leaps that occur from age three to six. In the second, alphabetical, half of the book they offer precious guidance to parents facing contemporary pressures and stresses, such as how to keep a child safe without instilling fear, countering the electronic barrage of violent games and marketing aimed at children, coping successfully with varied family configurations, over-scheduling, competition, and many other vital issues today. A Merloyd Lawrence Book

Learning to Listen

Author: T. Berry Brazelton
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 9780738216676
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The pediatrician relates the life-shaping experiences that inspired his career, from the Texas childhood during which he routinely cared for younger cousins to his revolutionary observations of newborn behavior.

Infants and Mothers

Author: T. Berry Brazelton
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 9780307874405
Release Date: 2010-05-12
Genre: Family & Relationships

Hundreds of thousands of mothers have felt happier and more confident with their babies in the first year because of Dr. Brazelton's now classic work, Infants and Mothers. In this revised edition, Infants and Mothers incorporate the work on neonatology. The pressures on working mothers, the difficult decision of when to return to work, and the excitement of nurturing fathers are all reflected in this guide. In addition, the findings of Dr. Brazelton and his associates on the amazing strengths and abilities of newborn babies are included. NOTE: This edition does not include photographs.

What Every Baby Knows

Author: T. Berry Brazelton
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: CORNELL:31924059890834
Release Date: 1988
Genre: Family & Relationships

Focuses on five families and provides expert advice on their achievements, frustrations, joys, and sorrows

To Listen to a Child

Author: T. Berry Brazelton
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0201632705
Release Date: 1992-10-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

Fears, feeding, and sleep problems, croup and tantrums, stomachaches, asthma: these are some of the problems that every parent worries about at one time or another. According to Dr. Brazelton, most of these are a normal part of growing up. Only if parents add their own anxieties to the child's natural drive toward master will these "normal problems" become laden with guilt and tension and deepen into chronic issues. If parents can learn to listen, to hear the stress that may lie behind psychosomatic complaints, they can not only remove some of the excess pressures, but also help their children toward self-understanding.

The Essential First Year

Author: Penelope Leach
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780756663315
Release Date: 2010-04-19
Genre: Family & Relationships

As many of us become parents at a later stage, when our adult lives are well established, the arrival of a baby brings an unpredictability that can be hard to cope with. Those who are used to managing their time in the workplace can be tempted to try to manage their infant in the same way. So-called "controlled crying" has been recommended by many recent childcare guides, but parents should be aware of the high cost of such methods to their baby. In The Essential First Year Penelope Leach shows parents how they can reach a harmonious balance between their baby's needs and their own. While babies and their needs have not changed, our lifestyles have, and Penelope Leach has written the perfect manual for busy 21st century parents, which spans from pregnancy to the child's first birthday. The book is a gentle, but timely reminder that the fundamental purpose of having children is to share happiness. The happier a baby is, the more parents will enjoy being with him or her; being responsive to one's baby does not mean that it has to be at personal expense - the happiness of parents and baby is inextricably intertwined. The Essential First Year is not just full of sensible, practical advice, it is backed by more than ten years of new research into infant development, especially in brain growth, which now confirms, for instance, just how much fathers matter to their infant's progress, how girls' and boys' brains are different at birth (anddevelop differently) and how helping a baby to be calm, contented, amused, and interested leads to optimum development of body and brain. Using such information, Penelope Leach shows parents how to deal with problems as well as how to prevent them. Every parent wants to do the best for their baby and for the child that the baby will become. The Essential First Year gives parents the knowledge and the tools to nurture and care for every aspect of their infant's life - to meet the baby's physical needs, to stimulate their intellectual development and ensure their emotional well-being - and most importantly, The Essential First Year helps parents to simply enjoy being parents.

Your Baby and Child

Author: Penelope Leach
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 9781405354394
Release Date: 2010-04-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

Penelope Leach's classic childcare manual - updated for 21st century parents In the 21st century we know a child's psychological development and well-being is just as important as any physical need. Here Penelope Leach brings together key new scientific evidence about the way infants think and react to their parents and the outside world. Find guidance on sleeping, feeding, playing and washing as well as stage-by-stage advice on your baby's physical, intellectual and emotional development from birth to five. You'll learn how to respond to your child and achieve a happier, more harmonious family life. More than a guide to childcare - this insight from Penelope Leach into your child's needs, thoughts and behaviours - will help you to really communicate together. You'll get support and learn to trust your parenting instincts and gain the confidence to live by your baby and child, not by the book.

It s So Amazing

Author: Robie H. Harris
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 9780763669980
Release Date: 2014-09-09
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

How does a baby begin? What makes a baby male or female? How is a baby born? Children have plenty of questions about reproduction and babies?—?and about sex and sexuality, too. It’s So Amazing! provides the answers?—?with fun, accurate, comic-book-style artwork and a clear, lively text that reflects the interests of children age seven and up in how things work, while giving them a healthy understanding of their bodies. Created by the author and illustrator of It’s Perfectly Normal, this forthright and funny book has been newly updated for its fifteenth anniversary.

The Earliest Relationship

Author: T. Berry Brazelton
Publisher: Karnac Books
ISBN: 9781781810538
Release Date: 1991-12-31
Genre: Psychology

T. Berry Brazelton, world renowned pediatrician and expert on infant development, and Bertrand Cramer, pioneer in mother-infant psychotherapy, have combined their lifetimes of research and practice in this unique and important book. Never before has research on newborn behavior and parent-infant interaction been fully integrated with psychoanalytic insight into parents' emotions and fantasies.Brazelton and Cramer provide a vivid glimpse of the parents' daydreams and narcissistic wishes which grow into a desire for a child, and they show how these feelings develop into important attachments to the unborn infant during pregnancy. The "power and competence" of the newborn born then challenges parental fantasies, desires, wishes and expectations, creating the beginnings of the bond between parent and child. Using the latest research, the authors clarify all the ways the infant participates in the dawning relationship and the ingredients of very early communication and interaction. They then unveil the "imaginary interactions" which lend meaning and drama to each gesture and expression. We see the baby as Tyrant, as Savior, or as the reincarnation of lost relationships.In the final and most important part of the book, the authors put their unique combined perspective to work in nine striking case narratives drawn from their own practices. Everyone who cares for mothers and babies-pediatricians, developmental and clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, early childhood specialists, nurses and social workers-as well as interested parents, will find this book of immediate value.

First Feelings

Author: Stanley I. Greenspan
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 0140119884
Release Date: 1989
Genre: Family & Relationships

Greenspan outlines the six stages of emotional growth in early childhood and explores the ways in which they are communicated, emphasizing parental interaction as the key to a child's healthy, emotional maturation.

Your Baby Is Speaking to You

Author: Kevin Nugent
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547504490
Release Date: 2011-01-06
Genre: Family & Relationships

From an international expert on infant-parent communication, Your Baby Is Speaking To You is destined to become a parenting classic. Through intimate access to babies and their families, Dr. Kevin Nugent and acclaimed photographer Abelardo Morell capture the amazingly precocious communications strategies babies demonstrate from the moment they are born. Your Baby Is Speaking to You illustrates the full range of behaviors—early smiling to startling, feeding to sleeping, listening to your voice and recognizing your face. The newest research—including information on subtle and fleeting behaviors not seen or explained in any other book—illuminates the meaning of the things babies do that concern and delight new parents: – the language of yawning – the rich range of cries, and how to understand their meanings – baby’s earliest “sleep smiles” and sleep states, and what they signify Your Baby Is Speaking To You delivers the information parents crave in gentle, accessible style while giving parents the confidence they need to respond to their own baby’s way of communicating during the very first astonishing days and the months beyond.

Blackwell Handbook of Early Childhood Development

Author: Kathleen McCartney
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444357134
Release Date: 2011-09-07
Genre: Psychology

The Blackwell Handbook of Early Childhood Development presents a comprehensive summary of research into child development from age two to seven. Comprises 30 contributions from both established scholars and emerging leaders in the field The editors have a distinguished reputation in early childhood development Covers biological development, cognitive development, language development, and social, emotional and regulatory development Considers the applications of psychology to the care and education of young children, treating issues such as poverty, media, and the transition to school A valuable resource for students, scholars and practitioners dealing with young children