Academic journal article Journal of Prenatal & Perinatal Psychology & Health

Tomorrow's Baby: The Art and Science of Parenting from Conception through Infancy

Academic journal article Journal of Prenatal & Perinatal Psychology & Health

Tomorrow's Baby: The Art and Science of Parenting from Conception through Infancy

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Tomorrow's Baby: The Art and Science of Parenting From Conception through Infancy by Thomas R. Verny with Pamela Weintraub (2002). New York: Simon & Schuster. 336 pp., ISBN 0 684 87214 5.

Tomorrow's Baby: The Art and Science of Parenting From Conception Through Infancy caps a series of path-breaking Verny books from 1982 to 2002 which go to the core challenge of conscious early parenting that may well determine the survival or disintegration of modern civilization. All carry the Verny trademark in being visionary, courageous, and helpful. This book, written with noted journalist Pamela Weintraub, puts the latest scientific information in the hands of parents determined to fulfill their deeply-felt responsibilities to consciously parent, richly endow, and proudly send forth healthy and loving children into the world. Also trademark Verny are the many well-chosen stories illuminating the points made in the text.

Readers will have their eyes opened to the recent discoveries of neuroscience testifying to the foundational importance of bonding, attachment, and attunement of parents and babies with life-long effects. Parents will learn how centrally involved they are in the daily process of mediating genes and environment, the steadily unfolding construction of the brain, the establishment of the child's emotional equilibrium, and in the genesis or prevention of pathology. If you want to verify any of these startling facts, there are more than 320 Notes and References waiting for you in the back of the book. For those who want to read more widely on the subject, an abundant Bibliography opens the door to a world of pertinent literature.

This book is smartly organized for easy reading and learning, with closing segments at the end of each chapter entitled "Summing Up" and "Key Parenting Points. …

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