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First Feelings: Milestones in the Emotional Development of Your Baby and Child
Greenspan outlines the six stages of emotional growth in early childhood and explores the ways in which they are communicated, emphasizing parental interaction as the key to a child's healthy, emotional maturation.
Paperback, 272 pages
Published April 1st 1989 by Penguin Books
(first published 1985)
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So far I really like this book. It helps parents focus on what really matters and block out all the stuff that really doesn't. It encourages us to use or imagination and intuition to encourage emotional development without too much paranoid speculation about time lines. Simply put there are a few basic life skills that are the basis for everything else to come. Babies must develop curiosity about the world and they must learn to let others sooth them before they can learn to sooth themselves. Th ...more
This book is great for parents for understanding their child's development and behavior as well as for identifying and problem solving difficulties and issues as a family. I would not recommend reading this book straight through, cover to cover. Instead, read the section that represents the age of your child. Reread as necessary. Hold off on the other sections until your child enters that age group. Emotional development is so much more than it sounds. In fact, it composes the major challenges t ...more