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Untouched: The Need for Genuine Affection in an Impersonal World
This uncompromising and inspiring work exposes the personal and social consequences of decreased physical affection. Untouched offers positive solutions for countering the effects of the growing depersonalisation of our times. Contents: A Touch-Starved Nation; First Touch -- Birth and Childhood; Second Touch -- Affection with Children; The Wrong Kind of Touch -- A Culture ...more
Paperback, 344 pages
Published April 1st 1998 by Hohm Press
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Untouched: The Need for Genuine Affection in an Impersonal World is an excellent book. Mariana Caplan writes beautifully on our need for touch from conception to adulthood. As a psychologist, she shares her insight on touch abuse and deprivation. Although she doesn't use the term, she advocates for attachment parenting, a style of parenting that emphasizes bonding with your child through home birth, infant massage, baby wearing, breast feeding, and cosleeping, etc. This book is not only applica ...more