Newly updated with the latest information and added material, A Good Start in Life covers how children learn to live together in family and society from birth to age six. Dr. Herschkowitz and his wife, Elinore Chapman Herschkowitz, explain how brain development shapes a child's personality and behavior. Staging their narrative at each year from birth to age six, the authors cover a host of social development issues, including appropriate rule-setting, development of a child's moral sense, temperament, language development, playing, aggression, impulse control, and empathy.
New topics in this edition are prematurity, traumatic events, and children and TV. Updated with recent research are child care, language, and the effect of mother's stress on the fetus. The popular features of the hardcover are retained in this edition: a Q & A at the end of each chapter and charts and brain maps showing milestones in a child's development of various abilities.
This important book for parents and others who care for young children weaves up-to-the-minute psychology and biological knowledge into a seamless tapestry.