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First Feelings: Milestones in the Emotional Development of Your Baby and Child Paperback – April 1, 1989


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books; Reprint edition (April 1, 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140119884
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140119886
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.6 x 7.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #818,148 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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36 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Ruth Hadad on January 6, 2000
Format: Paperback
As a single parent of a 2 1/2 year old boy, I have found this book to be the best teacher, guide, and sanity-saver since the day he was born. This book has given me concrete options for understanding and dealing with every perplexing behavior of my son's. He has a flourishing emotional life because of this book, and I have managed to keep sane.
The book is easy to read, gives several solutions to each problem presented, has tables and lists to help explain concepts, and offers a contiguous view of the child and his family's development. If a parent could only read one parenting book, *this* is the one they should read, take to heart, dog-ear and memorize techniques from, through the start of pregnancy through all their children's first years. The family foundations and relationships it helps to establish make the most solid beginnings for family life. Thank you, Greenspans, for this seminal contribution!
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Whistling Winds on July 6, 2001
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This book is a must read for any parent that is worried about the emotional health of our society today. We live in a society of repressed emotions that come out in violent outbursts. This books tells parents how emotions develop in a baby and toddler and what we as parents can do to help our baby develop all of their emotions. It also teaches us how we can help our baby handle and express all emotions so that they don't become bottled up and come out in violent outbursts. Most of the advice in this book goes against conventional parenting advice, but in my view we've been following conventional advice for 50 years and look where it has gotten us. It is time for a new, more sensitive way of parenting that teaches our children that emotions are ok and can be expressed in appropriate ways. I give this book my highest recommendation.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 30, 1998
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The Greenspans have offered up a concrete, easy to understand gathering of what all new (and maybe not so new) parents should know about infancy and toddlerhood. The best thing next to self esteem a parent can offer a child is to teach that child an emotional language. "This feeling goes with this label...". A child begins to associate, "Oh, so THAT'S what this funny feeling is about" and before long you have an individual who is aware of feeling states and then moves on to appropriatley expressing them. Give this gift to YOUR child!
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 5, 1999
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This is a wonderful book for new parents or even grandparents who want to understand how they can help their baby grow into a confident person who can have a full emotional range. The book also helps a parent understand his or her own feelings and how those can affect the baby. I give this book as a baby gift now.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By rachel thor on December 15, 2011
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I'm a therapist, and this book has helped me understand the milestones beyond the physical development. Its thorough and well written. Highly recommended for parents, caregivers, therapists, etc. who want to insure their kiddo's emotional health and development is on track.
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