Touchpoints is the book for every parent
of an infant or toddler. Families everywhere have long found reassurance
and much-needed support in T. Berry Brazelton’s experience as a
beloved pediatrician to two generations of patients. His great empathy
for the universal concerns of parenthood—and his candor and wit
as he explains the complex feelings parenthood engenders—have made
him America’s favorite pediatrician.
Now Dr. Brazelton’s best-selling, essential guide
has been completely updated and enhanced with timely new material.
Part One is a chronological account of the touchpoints
of development—the predictable spurts that are often preceded by
distressing regressions. Part Two is an alphabetical reference to the
most common problems of early childhood. Part Three explains the vital
role of the child’s “allies in development”—mothers
and fathers, grandparents, nannies and childcare centers, pediatricians
and nurses, and friends.