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What Every Parent Needs To Know: The Incredible Effects Of Love, Nurture And Play On Your Child's Development

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Based on over 700 scientific studies into children's development, Margot Sunderland explains how to develop your child's potential to the full.
Paperback, 288 pages
Published February 18th 2011 by DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) (first published June 7th 2007)
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Christo Fogelberg
A great book. It clearly and openly advocates a particular approach to parenting, but cooly backs it's claims up with recent research in psychology, evolution and biology. Focusing mostly on newborns and toddlers, and grounding the referenced research in the day-to-day world of parenting, it is also crammed full of useful advice for parents of children of all ages. The only downside is that the book is laid out like some trashy women's weekly magazine, complete with excessive callouts and an ove ...more
Julie
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La science au service des parents, c'est plutôt la science du gros bon sens: les enfants ont besoin d'amour, d'encadrement, de sécurité pour s'épanouir. L'aspect scientifique n'est pas celui auquel je m'attendais (honnêtement, savoir quelle partie du cerveau s'active à quel moment en fonction des émotions...) et les sujets abordés ne sont pas aussi variés que ce que j'aurais souhaité (je croyais qu'il y aurait un sujet par deux ou trois pages avec une étude spécifique pour chacun de ces sujet
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Darren
Recommend by our nhs pre natal class this is definitely highly recommended. Puts across a lot of straight forward science which in the most part can't be argued against and would benefit any babyhood, childhood (and even adulthood) yet still a lot of what was said is far from common knowledge.
Its a shame everyone who has a baby doesn't get told about this book after the 12 week scan. Its that good and would certainly give everyone the right start in life to help them deal with its many challeng
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Laurel Cook
This books provides the scientific answer for why allowing your baby to cry herself to sleep is unhealthy. When this technique has been suggested to me I've wanted to tell people it is simply inhumane. Now I've been provided with an educated and composed response.

As the book explored disciplining older children the author lost me as a fan by going after the 'sit in the naughty step and ponder your transgressions' school of thought. I was a child and I remember those moments in the corner and (s
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Camilla Nes
I read this for work related reasons. It was really interesting in a lot of unexpected ways.
Anna-Liisa
I especially liked two chapters, "The chemistry of living life well" and "The chemistry of love". These chapters discuss interacting with your children through play and the importance of touch and demonstrating affection. They talk about the science behind it all with the hormones that are released during these interactions and the effects they have on the body/mind. Some of the information in this book, combined with things I've learned from the "Solihull Approach", has helped me to try to unde ...more
Allicia Coates
Excellent book. I cannot stress enough how much this helped me to understand my toddler's mood swings, their causes and how to help her through them. Thoroughly enjoyed the "science" bits and it just seemed to be common sense to me.
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