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The Myth Of The First Three Years

Author : John Bruer
ISBN : 1439118744
Genre : Psychology
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Most parents today have accepted the message that the first three years of a baby's life determine whether or not the child will grow into a successful, thinking person. But is this powerful warning true? Do all the doors shut if baby's brain doesn't get just the right amount of stimulation during the first three years of life? Have discoveries from the new brain science really proved that parents are wholly responsible for their child's intellectual successes and failures alike? Are parents losing the "brain wars"? No, argues national expert John Bruer. In The Myth of the First Three Years he offers parents new hope by debunking our most popular beliefs about the all-or-nothing effects of early experience on a child's brain and development. Challenging the prevailing myth -- heralded by the national media, Head Start, and the White House -- that the most crucial brain development occurs between birth and age three, Bruer explains why relying on the zero to three standard threatens a child's mental and emotional well-being far more than missing a few sessions of toddler gymnastics. Too many parents, educators, and government funding agencies, he says, see these years as our main opportunity to shape a child's future. Bruer agrees that valid scientific studies do support the existence of critical periods in brain development, but he painstakingly shows that these same brain studies prove that learning and cognitive development occur throughout childhood and, indeed, one's entire life. Making hard science comprehensible for all readers, Bruer marshals the neurological and psychological evidence to show that children and adults have been hardwired for lifelong learning. Parents have been sold a bill of goods that is highly destructive because it overemphasizes infant and toddler nurturing to the detriment of long-term parental and educational responsibilities. The Myth of the First Three Years is a bold and controversial book because it urges parents and decision-makers alike to consider and debate for themselves the evidence for lifelong learning opportunities. But more than anything, this book spreads a message of hope: while there are no quick fixes, conscientious parents and committed educators can make a difference in every child's life, from infancy through childhood, and beyond.


Author : Dianne Nixon
ISBN : 0170134180
Genre : Child development
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Emerging: Child Development in the First Three Years was written for students of child development and care, for those who work with children in the first three years of life, and for anyone who would like to know more about what the researchers and theorists have to tell us about this age group. The authors have taken a practical approach to the study of child development, describing the child at each year of life, and discussing their characteristics within the frameworks of various theories and research findings. Pointers are made to caregiving practices that meet the needs of children in the first three years of life. The needs of both home-based and centre-based carers are addressed through extending their knowledge of this exciting time in childrena s development.

Positive Discipline

Author : Jane Nelson
ISBN : 9780804141185
Genre : Family & Relationships
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"A commonsense approach to child rearing that uses kind but firm support to raise children who are both capable and confident." -- Back cover.

The First Three Years Of Life

Author : Nina R. Lief
ISBN : PSU:000033072586
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Written by the eminent child psychologist Dr. Nina R. Lief with her colleagues at the Early Childhood Development Center, Mary Ellen Fahs and Rebecca Thomas, "The First Three Years of Life" is a comprehensive guidebook for parenting a young child. The reader learns what to expect as the child develops as well as coping skills that every parent needs. Emotional and social aspects of child development and the importance of the parent-child relationship are stressed. The book is organized in a question and answer format covering each stage in the child's life from birth to age three. The questions are from real parents and are answered in down-to-earth language that will make this a basic reference for every young family. -- Topics covered include: Babies' Individual Differences, Separation Anxiety, Teething, Crying, Toilet Training, Sleep Patterns, Parent's Time for Themselves, Nursery School, Socializing, Discipline and more -- Illustrated with numerous black-and-white diagrams, sketches, and photos

Positive Discipline The First Three Years

Author : Jane Nelsen, Ed.D.
ISBN : 9780307383136
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Make a Difference During the Most Important Years of Your Child's Life The months leading up to the birth of a child are filed with joy, dreams, plans—and a few worries. As a caring parent, you want to start your child out in life on the proper foundation. But where do you go for the answers to such questions as: How do I communicate with an infant who doesn't understand words? How can I effectively teach boundaries to my toddler? Should I ever spank my child? Over the years, millions of parents just like you have come to trust Jane Nelsen's classic Positive Discipline series. These books offer a commonsense approach to child-rearing that so often is lacking in today's world. In Positive Discipline: The First Three Years, you'll learn how to use kind but firm support to raise a child who is both capable and confident. You'll find practical solutions and solid advice on how to: ·Encourage independence and exploration while providing appropriate boundaries ·Use non-punitive methods to instill valuable social skills and positive behavior inside and outside the home ·Recognize when your child is ready to master the challenges of sleeping, eating, and potty training, and how to avoid the power struggles that often come with those lessons ·Identify your child's temperament ·Understand what the latest research in brain development tells us about raising healthy children ·And much, much more! Containing real-life examples of challenges other parents and caregivers have faced, Positive Discipline: The First Three Years is the one book that no parent should be without.

Being There

Author : Erica Komisar
ISBN : 9781101992210
Genre : Family & Relationships
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An essential guide for new moms, celebrating the importance of a mother’s presence in the first years of life **As seen on Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, and CBS New York** In this important and empowering book, veteran psychoanalyst Erica Komisar explains why a mother's emotional and physical presence in her child's life--especially during the first three years--gives the child has a greater chance of growing up emotionally healthy, happy, secure, and resilient. In other words, when it comes to connecting with your baby or toddler, more is more. Compassionate and balanced, and focusing on the emotional health of children and moms alike, this book shows parents how to give their little ones the best chance for developing into healthy and loving adults. Based on more than two decades of clinical work, established psychoanalytic theory, and the most cutting-edge neurobiological research on caregiving, attachment, and brain development, Being There explains: • How to establish emotional connection with a newborn or young child--regardless of whether you're able to pause your career to stay home • How to ease transitions and minimize stress for your baby or toddler • How to select and train quality childcare if necessary • What's true and false about widely held beliefs like "Babies are resilient" and “I’ll make up for it when he’s older” • How to recognize and combat feelings of post-partum depression or boredom • Why three months of maternity leave is not long enough--and how women and their partners can take control of their choices to provide for their family's emotional needs in the first three years Being a new mom isn’t easy. But with support, emotional awareness, and coping skills, it can be the most magical—and essential—work we’ll ever do.

Key Times For Play

Author : Manning-Morton, Julia
ISBN : 9780335211975
Genre : Education
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This book takes a broad look at the importance of play for children from birth to three and sets play within the framework of a child's whole development. The book combines theory and practice and is illustrated by many examples from direct observation of children.

Clinical Skills In Infant Mental Health

Author : Sarah Mares
ISBN : 9780864319661
Genre : Medical
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What is mental health in infancy and early childhood? Why is it important? How does the infant-parent relationship influence development, and how do these early experiences shape our lives? How can clinical assessment and intervention focus on these early relationships to improve developmental outcomes for infants, young children, and their families? This thoroughly updated and expanded second edition provides an evidence-based and practical approach to assessment of young children and their families across diverse settings. The impact of attachment issues, prematurity, trauma, parental mental illness, substance abuse, and other adverse circumstances is clearly explained. Additionally, the quality of parenting and the importance of early relationships are addressed. Written for a wide range of professionals - including maternal and child health nurses, general practitioners, psychiatrists, child protection workers, early childhood educators, and community and mental health workers - this edition has two new chapters on intervention and professional issues, such as training, ethics, and advocacy. The growing understanding of factors that influence infant psychological development, and influence the social and emotional well-being of young children and their families, make this book an essential reference for all health care practitioners and early childhood professionals.

The First Three Years Of Life

Author : Burton L. White
ISBN : PSU:000045792359
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Recognized internationally as one of the most important guides to childhood development ever written, this classic provides the information parents need to maximize a child's social and intellectual potential. Illustrated.

Moto Sensory Development

Author : George V. N. Dearborn
ISBN : 0365385166
Genre : Psychology
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Excerpt from Moto-Sensory Development: Observations on the First Three Years of a Child By which the manikin feels his way Out from the shore of the great unknown, Blind, and wailing, and alone. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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