Coming soon: 1st August 2017. Raising Happy Healthy Children. Why Mothering Matters


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‘This comprehensive book provides parents with the information they need to raise healthy, balanced, resilient children. Above all it demonstrates that what babies and children really need is the time, love and attention of the adults in their lives’ Sue Palmer, author of Toxic Childhood and Upstart.

Raising Happy Healthy Children: Why Motherhood Matters will be published on 1st August 2017.

Raising Happy Healthy Children is a fully-updated second edition of What Children and Babies Really Need.

With new information carefully added, this book examines the crucial early years from a child’s perspective. It draws on the latest scientific research to show how the first few years determine the way children develop, body and mind, for the rest of their lives.

The keys to this development are parents, and in particular mothers. A society which really cares for its children, says Sally Goddard Blythe values parents and makes it possible for them to spend time to be actively involved with their children for at least the first two of life.

Raising Happy Healthy Children presents convincing research to show how a baby’s relationship with its mother has a lasting, deep impact. Social changes, such as delayed motherhood, juggling of work/life balance, limited uptake of breastfeeding, use of parent substitute baby equipment and electronic devices are interfering with key developmental milestones that are essential for wellbeing in later life.

Includes:
• Latest research about pre-conceptual, pre-natal, baby and child development.
• Explains how social changes have unleashed a crisis in the experience of childhood.
• Explores the crucial early years and child development from the child’s perspective.
• Shows how parents can give their child the best start in life.
• Values motherhood.

Contents
Foreword; Foreword to previous edition What Babies and Children Really Need; 1 Introduction; 2 Conception and society – the politics of fertility; 3 Does early development matter?; 4 Events surrounding birth; 5 Events following birth – risk factors; 6 Breastfeeding; 7 Movement instinct; 8 Language instinct; 9 Building on the first year – the neuroscience of developing emotions; 10 Factors parents can control; 11 From Toddlers to Teens: why parenting matters; 12 What needs to be done; Resources; Bibliography; Index

Author
Sally Goddard Blythe is the Director of the Institute for Neuro-Physiological Psychology in Chester which researches the effects of neurological dysfunction in specific learning difficulties and has devised screening and assessment tools, and effective physical intervention programmes. Her other books include The Well Balanced Child, Reflexes, Learning and Behavior, Attention, Balance and Coordination – The A,B,C of Learning Success and The Genius of Natural Childhood.

Endorsements
‘Provides parents with the information they need to raise healthy, balanced, resilient children… Above all it demonstrates that what babies and children really need is the time, love and attention of the loving adults in their lives.’
Marie Peacock, Former Chair of MAHM (Mothers At Home Matter), From the Foreword

 

Published: 26th July 2017
Category: Sally Goddard Blythe