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Building Healthy Minds: The Six Experiences That Create Intelligence And Emotional Growth In Babies And Young Children
While every parent wants an intelligent, emotionally healthy, and moral child, no one has yet shown exactly how and when these qualities begin. Now Stanley Greenspan, the internationally admired child psychiatrist, identifies the six key experiences which enable children to reach their full potential as human beings.In Building Healthy Minds, parents will learn not only th ...more
Hardcover, 416 pages
Published October 21st 1999 by Da Capo Press
(first published 1999)
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I agree with a lot of Dr. Greenspan's wisdom, including the importance of floor time for children and thoughtful, constant engagement. However, a number of the points seemed repetitive or unrealistic. For example, Dr. Greenspan closes out each chapter with a reminder to parents to always be conscious of our own childhood legacies in our reactions to our children. This is important to bear in mind, but sometimes a timeout is just a timeout. At the end of the book, Dr. Greenspan also suggests that ...more
Jul 31, 2010 missy jean rated it really liked it · review of another edition
OK, I haven't read the whole thing. It's a really dense book, probably less "readable" than many other parenting books... but when I take the time to sit down and give a little time to it, I learn a lot. The chapter on what newborns need for optimal development (hint: responsiveness, responsiveness, responsiveness) was actually really beautiful and moving to me.