"Healthy emotional development is at the core of all learning. Parents who read "Baby Hearts" will become masters at understanding their young children's feelings and how to foster their positive relationships, self-esteem, and emotional control. Engaging, practical, and scientifically-based, "Baby Hearts" is a terrific book for all parents."—Lise Eliot, author of What's Going On in There? How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life
"This is a vivid, illuminating, and wise portrayal of emotional development in the early years. These gifted authors highlight the importance of close relationships for the unfolding of personality, self-esteem, and understanding of others."—Ross Thompson, University of California, Davis
About the Author
Linda Acredolo, Ph.D. is emeritus professor of psychology at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Acredolo received her Ph.D. from the Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota. She has served as an editor of Child Development
and as an officer of the prestigious Society for Research in Child Development.
Susan Goodwyn, Ph.D. is professor of Psychology and Child Development at California State University, Stanislaus, where she has served as Project Director for several longitudinal research projects. Dr. Goodwyn earned her Ph.D. as a Developmental Psychologist at the University of California, Davis.
Drs. Acredolo and Goodwyn have received numerous research grants, most notably from the National Institutes of Child Health and Development. They have published over 50 scholarly articles and have presented at over 75 national and international research meetings. Their pioneering research into infant and toddler development led them to co-author the 400,000-copy bestselling book Baby Signs
(Contemporary Books, 1996, revised edition 2002) and Baby Minds
(Bantam, 2000), as well as to found Baby Signs, Inc. in 2001. BABY HEARTS will be the third volume in the series.