Raising Happy Healthy Children

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

Sally Goddard Blythe / Publication
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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 and be
actively involved with their children for at least the first two years of
life. Raising Happy Healthy Children presents convincing research to show how a baby’s relationship with its mother has a lasting, deep impact. Recent social changes, such as delayed motherhood, juggling of work/life balance, limited uptake of breastfeeding, and use of parent-substitute baby
equipment and electronic devices, are interfering with key developmental milestones that are essential for wellbeing in later life. Sally Goddard Blythe says: ‘We need a society that gives children their parents, and most of all values motherhood in the early years.
Includes:

  •  Latest research about pre-conceptual, 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.