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The Youngest Minds

Autor Ann B. Barnet, Richard J. Barnet
en Limba Engleză Paperback – 7 iul 1999
Revealing what every parent needs to know about what goes on in a child's brain during the critical first months and years of life, Ann B. Barnet, M.D., and Richard J. Barnet explore children's genetic tendencies toward anger, fear, and other emotions. Showing how interactions with other people can actually organize and reorganize a child's brain, they offer invaluable guidance to parents and caregivers by describing the essential characteristics of healthy parent-child relationships and good child care, as well as how the effects of bad early experiences can be overcome later in life.
An unprecedented, up-to-the-minute look at the way human relationships and genetics shape the personalities and destinies of children, "The Youngest Minds" reveals more clearly than ever before how parents, for better or worse, become partners in the development of their child's mind.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9780684854403
ISBN-10: 0684854406
Pagini: 352
Dimensiuni: 141 x 217 x 23 mm
Greutate: 0.46 kg
Ediția:99000
Editura: Simon&Schuster

Notă biografică

Ann B. Barnet, M.D., an expert in early brain development, is Professor Emeritus of Neurology at George Washington University School of Medicine and a member of the Department of Neurology at Children's Hospital in Washington, D.C.

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Revealing what every parent needs to know about what goes on in a child's brain during the critical first months and years of life, Ann B. Barnet, M.D., and Richard J. Barnet explore children's genetic tendencies toward anger, fear, and other emotions. Showing how interactions with other people can actually organize and reorganize a child's brain, they offer invaluable guidance to parents and caregivers by describing the essential characteristics of healthy parent-child relationships and good child care, as well as how the effects of bad early experiences can be overcome later in life.

An unprecedented, up-to-the-minute look at the way human relationships and genetics shape the personalities and destinies of children, The Youngest Minds reveals more clearly than ever before how parents, for better or worse, become partners in the development of their child's mind.


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CONTENTS

Introduction

1. HOW THE BRAIN TAKES SHAPE

2. THE HOUSE OF MEANING

3. PATHWAYS OF LANGUAGE

4. HOW MUCH HELP DOES A BABY NEED?

5. LANGUAGE OF THE HEART

6. I AND THOU: EMOTIONAL RELATIONSHIP AND THE DISCOVERY OF SELF

7. EMPATHY, CONSCIENCE, AND MORAL DEVELOPMENT

8. CHILDREN'S ANGER AND ADULT VIOLENCE

9. BEATING THE ODDS

10. CARING FOR CHILDREN SUMMING UP: SHAPING THE MIND
Acknowledgments

Notes

Selected Bibliography

Index