What Babies and Children Really Need

What Babies and Children Really Need : How Mothers and Fathers Can Nurture Children's Growth for Health and Wellbeing

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This book represents a milestone in our understanding of what we ? parents, professionals and politicians ? must do to ensure our children get the best start in life. What Babies and Children Really Need examines the crucial early years from a child's perspective. It draws on the latest scientific research to show how the first few years determine the way children develop, body and mind, for the rest of their lives.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 156 x 232 x 22mm | 698.53g
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1903458765
  • 9781903458761
  • 104,626

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"'This comprehensive book provides parents with the information they need to raise healthy, balanced resilient children... Above all it demonstrates that what babies and children really need is the time, love and attention of the loving adults in their lives.' Sue Palmer, author of Toxic Childhood"
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About Sally Goddard Blythe

SALLY GODDARD BLYTHE is Director of the Institute for Neuro-Physiological Psychology in Chester which researches the effects of neurological dysfunction in specific learning difficulties and devises remedial programmes. Her previous books include The Well Balanced Child.
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Table of contents

1. Conception and society - the politics of fertility; 2. Does early development matter?; 3. Events surrounding birth; 4. Events following birth - risk factors; 5. Breastfeeding; 6. Movement instinct; 7. Language instinct; 8. Building on the first year - the neuroscience of developing emotions; 9. Factors parents can control; 10. What needs to be done?
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