Learning to Listen

Learning to Listen : A Life Caring for Children

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From his childhood in Waco, Texas, where he took expert care of nine small cousins while the adults ate Sunday lunch, to Princeton and an offer from Broadway, to medical and psychoanalytic training, to the exquisite observations into newborn behavior that led babies to be seen in an entirely new light, Dr. T. Berry Brazelton's life has been one of innovation and caring. Known internationally for the Touchpoints theory of regression and growth in infants and young children, Brazelton is also credited for bringing the insights of child development into pediatrics, and for his powerful advocacy in Congress. In Learning to Listen, fans of Brazelton and professionals in his field can follow both the roots of a brilliant career and the evolution of child-rearing into the twenty-first century.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.14 x 27.94mm | 459.99g
  • The Perseus Books Group
  • Reading, MA, United States
  • English
  • 16 pages of b/w photos
  • 0738216674
  • 9780738216676
  • 1,159,650

About T. Berry Brazelton

T. Berry Brazelton, MD, is professor emeritus of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and adjunct professor of psychiatry, human behavior, and pediatrics at Brown University. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.show more

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Having tended to the needs of countless families for a half-century, the Cambridge resident and Harvard Medical School professor emeritus has turned his attention to his own upbringing. InfoDad.com, 5/16/13 An autobiography, and a suitably modest and outwardly focused one, at that. Brazelton's plainspoken style is as much a part of this book as it is of all his othersBy the end of Learning to Listen, readers will realize that there are two equally valid ways to read the book's subtitle: A Life Caring for Children as in a life taking care of children' and, equally correctly, as in a life caring about children.' The two ways together sum up a great deal of what is special about T. Berry Brazelton. Library Journal, 6/01/13 A fascinating account of a long and distinguished career in medicine and an education in child-care techniques. Boston Parents Paper, June 2013 Memoir readers will be surprised by what they learn about America's beloved doctor, who's done much to improve how we perceive and treat children. Bookviews, June 2013 This is a most interesting memoir to read. Spirituality & Practice, 7/10/13 [An] accessible and sprightly memoir. "show more
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