The first four chapters--one per age--provide fairly exhaustive study material on five topics: temperament, learning, moral development, building relationships, and separation and independence. To make the reading more engaging, Brazelton and Sparrow whip up four imaginary children, each with a distinct temperament, learning ability, and level of adaptability. Their shared experiences--from exploring the playground at age 3 to "entering the real world" during their 6th year--provide a helpful backdrop for discussing a myriad of pertinent issues. Smart dialogue, accurate depiction of parents' emotional responses, and surprise discoveries both amusing and serious all add to the breadth of information covered. The second half of the book offers about 200 pages of alphabetically arranged "perennials" and "current issues," for troubleshooting specifics like Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, computers, divorce, habits, sadness, and toilet learning. An excellent resource for those who support empathetic parenting. --Liane Thomas --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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I do child care work with children of all ages and this book is a wealth of information.
I have found that with the help of this book, the new understanding I have of my four-year-old has led me to new ways of responding to her difficult behaviors.
I purchased this book to give as a gift and the recipients are happy to have in for their first child.
one of the best guides for moms groing kids. I used this guide al the way through 6-yrs old and it was the best!Published 2 months ago by Feleti Romero
love to work with parents and educators of young children. I am supported by these wonderful resources by T. Berry Brazelton who is a well established childhood expert.Published 8 months ago by virginia lowe
Brazelton is always practical and down to earth. Nothing experimental, here: just good plain, proven advice. Easy to read and understandPublished 9 months ago by philip j. koch
I do child care work with children of all ages and this book is a wealth of information. Would love to take a class.Published 17 months ago by Candis L. Nonnemacher
I purchased this book to give as a gift and the recipients are happy to have in for their first child.Published 18 months ago by Ann B. Garrou
Brazelton's discussions of child development and his parenting tips are spot-on and very well supported by research (and common sense). Read morePublished 19 months ago by A. Bartke
Touchpoints Three to Six Good informative book, have a 3 yr old grandchild - gives a lot of good advicePublished 19 months ago by anita bayardelle
My daughter wanted this after a recommendation from her son's pediatrician. Very comprehensive and she uses it frequently to help her with her 3 year old.Published 22 months ago by Christine Giuda
This is such a good resource for me as a pre-school teacher and instructor of college intern and practicum students. Read morePublished on May 11, 2009 by Priscilla A. Patti