Internationally recognized for his brilliant insights into the emotional and intellectual development of infants and young children, Dr. Stanley Greenspan now shows how this can best be encouraged within the real lives of parents today. Recognizing that day care, for the most part, does not provide the intense one-to-one nurturing that children need in the first few years, he offers a radical redefinition of family life. Without suggesting that either parent give up a career, he presents a wide variety of practical solutions, including the "four-thirds solution" (in which both parents work 2/3 time), that make children the top priority and the equal responsibility of both parents. -- from the publisher
About the Author:
Stanley I. Greenspan, M.D. , Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at George Washington University Medical School, is the author of many influential works including The Secure Child, The Growth of the Mind, The Child with Special Needs (with Serena Wieder, Ph.D.), and The Challenging Child, and co-author, with T. Berry Brazelton, M.D., of The Irreducible Needs of Children. Jacqueline Salmon , a staff writer on the Washington Post, is the mother of two young children and has lived the very issues outlined in this book.