A Thousand Days of Wonder: A Scientist's Chronicle of His Daughter's Developing Mind

A Thousand Days of Wonder: A Scientist's Chronicle of His Daughter's Developing Mind

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Unlike any other time in our lives, we remember almost nothing from our first three years. As infants, not only are we like the proverbial blank slate but our memories are like teflon: nothing sticks. In this beautifully written account of his daughter's first three years, Charles Fernyhough combines his vivid observations with a synthesis of developmental theory, re-creating what that time, lost to the memory of adults, is like from a child's perspective. In A Thousand Days of Wonder, Fernyhough, a psychologist and novelist, attempts to get inside his daughter's head as she acquires all the faculties that make us human, including social skills, language, morality, and a sense of self. Written with a father's tenderness and a novelist's empathy and style, this unique book taps into a parent's wonder at the processes of psychological development.
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ISBN: 9781583333976

Published Date: May 4, 2010

Publisher: Penguin Books

Language: English

Page Count: 262

Size: 8.32" l x 5.48" w x 0.75" h

Subject

Parenting