Need Book Recommendation for Me -- Child Development

Updated on April 15, 2012
J.R. asks from Washington, DC
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Dear All,
I would like to read for myself a good book on child development. Any recommendations?
Piaget? Erikson? Even a good text book for anyone who has studied this subject.
Many thanks.

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answers from Dallas on

Could you tell me which ages you are wanting the child development books for?
What are you wanting them for exactly? If so I can give you great recommendations.


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answers from New York on

I have always liked Dr. Brazelton's books.

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answers from San Francisco on

I always recommend going to the library, checking out several books, and find one that feels "right" to you.
Make sure you're looking in the "child development" section, not "parenting" that's VERY different!
My personal favorite was always Dr. Sears, a doctor and dad of many, including one with Downs :)

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answers from Philadelphia on

I loved the book "How to Raise a Brighter Child". It was based on Dr. Montessori's (Montessori School) method of teaching. It gives great tips on things to do and say to your infant age child and up.

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answers from Minneapolis on

There's been a lot of recent research on child development, so I would recommend reading current books.

Here's one: "Welcome to Your Child's Brain: How the Mind Grows from Conception to College" by Sandra Aamodt, Sam Wang

And also: "NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children" by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman

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