Your Child's Emotional and Behavioral Development
Long considered the dean of American pediatrics, Dr. T. Berry Brazelton has been breaking new ground in child care and child development throughout his more than forty-year career. One of his most remarkable achievements was his conception of the Touchpoints model for understanding the behavior and development of babies and toddlers, an approach that has given parents and caregivers a remarkable way of dealing with and assessing all the milestones of early childhood. First revealed to a lay audience in 1992 with the publication of his bestselling book Touchpoints, this revolutionary approach has since been embraced by experts around the globe and is now being taught at dozens of Touchpoints centers around the country.
But all Brazelton babies grow up, leading parents to ask, what now? Who and what will guide us through the complex and tumultuous years leading up to and through first grade when so many formative events are shaping our children's lives and personalities?
Enter Touchpoints Three to Six, the long awaited result of the collaboration between T. Berry Brazelton and his much admired young colleague, Dr. Joshua Sparrow, who, as a child psychiatrist, brings a valuable perspective to understanding and dealing with the emotional and psychological issues of children in this age group. Here, for the first time, the Touchpoints concept is applied to the "magic" years from preschool through first grade, giving parents a new lens through which to better understand myriad issues, from divorce, honesty, and manners to over-scheduling, sibling rivalry, and swearing.
Like all of Dr. Brazelton's works, the concepts in Touchpoints Three to Six are brought to life through a narrative. We follow four very different children—Billy, Marcy, Tim, and Minnie—through ages three, four, five, and six. They're vividly created characters, meant to typify the many children Drs. Brazelton and Sparrow have cared for over the years. This narrative makes up Part I of the book, with Part II organized alphabetically by topic to offer parents guidance on the perennial or current issues that they and their children face.
A book that is truly a publishing event, Touchpoints Three to Six stands ready to inspire parents as they help their children enter a larger, more complex world.
Pub-date: September 1, 2001 502 Pages ISBN: 0-7382-0199-5 $27.00 Hardcover
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Dr. Joshua Sparrow is a rising star in the field of child psychiatry. Dr. Brazelton's close colleague and a leader in the national and international Touchpoints programs, he received his M.D. from Yale Medical School. A child psychiatrist and supervisor of inpatient psychiatry at Children's Hospital Boston, he is on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and is Associate Director of Training at the Brazelton Touchpoints Center at Children's Hospital. He is co-author on many of Dr. Brazelton's New York Times Syndicate columns, and lives in the Boston area with his wife, daughter, and son.
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