T. Berry Brazelton Quotes.
You learn more from your mistakes than you do from your successes.
All adults who care about a baby will naturally be in competition for that baby…. Each adult wishes that he or she could do each job a bit more skillfully for the infant or small child than the other.
Reading to children at night, responding to their smiles with a smile, returning their vocalizations with one of your own, touching them, holding them – all of these further a child’s brain development and future potential, even in the earliest months.
Every time you give a parent a sense of success or of empowerment, you’re offering it to the baby indirectly. Because every time a parent looks at that baby and says ‘Oh, you’re so wonderful,’ that baby just bursts with feeling good about themselves.
Parents don’t make mistakes because they don’t care, but because they care so deeply.
Grandparents who want to be truly helpful will do well to keep their mouths shut and their opinions to themselves until these are requested.
Families need families. Parents need to be parented. Grandparents, aunts, and uncles are back in fashion because they are necessary. Stresses on many families are out of proportion to anything two parents can handle.
A grandchild is a miracle, but a renewed relationship with your own children is even a greater one.
A newborn already has nine months of experience when she is born.
A pregnant woman and her spouse dream of three babies–the perfect four-month-old who rewards them with smiles and musical cooing,the impaired baby, who changes each day, and the mysterious real baby whose presence is beginning to be evident in the motions of the fetus.