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What Babies and Children Really Need

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What Babies and Children Really Need

This book sets out to explain what children need from adults and the society that surrounds them, in order to grow into healthy, well adjusted and happy individuals.

In spite of the many different traditions, customs and cultures around the world related to child rearing there remains certain underlying factors which transcend these differences. The author takes these constant factors and views them from the developmental perspective of the child.

Explored are factors in pregnancy, birth, early feeding practices and physical foundations for learning and emotional regulation. Also explored in detail are mechanisms of movement control, development of vision and hearing and why balance and touch are often the forgotten senses in the classroom.

There are no absolute rules for parenting. The purpose of this book is to give parents and professionals who work with children an understanding of the physical nature of child development and what children need so that they can solve problems when they arise, understand the language of children and provide the best environment they can for healthy, secure and happy development.

The book covers:-

  • Pregnancy
  • Birth
  • Child Development
  • Child Health
  • Parenting


  • Conception and Society: The Politics of Fertility
  • Does Early Development Matter?
  • Events Surrounding Birth
  • Events Following Birth: Risk Factors
  • Breastfeeding
  • Movement Instinct
  • Language Instinct
  • Building on the First Year: The Neuroscience of Developing Emotions
  • Factors Parents Can Control
  • From Toddlers to Teens
  • What Needs to Be Done?

It is suitable for parents, teachers and early childhood educators, etc.

Author: Sally Goddard Blythe   Pub UK 2008  Pb 224 pages


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