The Irreducible Needs of Children

The Irreducible Needs of Children

What Every Child Must Have to Grow, Learn, and Flourish

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Baker & Taylor
A clearly written, straightfoward guide to meeting children's needs in the first few years of life answers important questions, such as how much one-on-one time does a child require with parents and how to deal with custody arrangements. 75,000 first printing.

Perseus Publishing
For the first time, our most renowned pediatrician and our most influential child psychiatrist, both passionate advocates for children, speak out with one voice.

What do babies and young children really need? This impassioned dialogue cuts through all the theories, platitudes, and controversies that surround parenting advice to define what every child must have in the first years of life. The authors, both famed advocates for children, lay out the seven irreducible needs of any child, in any society, and confront such thorny questions as: How much time do children need one-on-one with a parent? What is the effect of shifting caregivers, of custody arrangements? Why are we knowingly letting children fail in school? Nothing is off limits, even such an issue as whether every child needs or deserves to be a wanted child. This short, hard-hitting book, the fruit of decades of experience and caring, sounds a wake-up call for parents, teachers, judges, social workers, policy makers-anyone who cares about the welfare of children.


Book News
In spite of initiatives in public health, education, pediatrics, and law in the US and abroad, two superstars of the early-childhood movement Brazelton, a well-known pediatrician and best-selling author, and Greenspan, a child psychiatrist and founder of the advocacy and resource group Zero to Three believe the fundamental needs of many children are going unmet. They lay out seven basic requirements for a healthy childhood, considering each of the needs (e.g., for nurturing relationships, for safety, for structure) in terms of their implications for family life, child care, education, the social service and welfare systems, the criminal justice system, and the health and mental health systems. They also recommend changes for new, "enlightened" policies related to each need. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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& Taylor

A guide to meeting children's needs in the first few years of life answers important questions, such as how much one-on-one time does a child require with parents and how to deal with custody arrangements.

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Perseus Pub., c2000
ISBN: 9780738203256
0738203254
Branch Call Number: 155.4 BRA
Characteristics: xx, 228 p. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Greenspan, Stanley I.

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