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

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Penguin, Apr 2, 2009 - Family & Relationships - 272 pages
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A father's intimate look at his daughter's developing mind from birth to age three

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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I am a Physical Therapist who has worked with premies to teens. I have been interested in not only the physical and peripheral neurological development of babies but the possibility of understanding ... Read full review

Great Book!

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This was a very interesting book...I would definately reccomend it! Read full review

Contents

ITS LIKE THIS
BLOOMING BUZZING
THOSE DRIVEN THINGS
WHOS PLAYING THAT PIANO?
CLOSING THE CIRCLE
U M
ALL BY MYSELF
THE SHINING THREAD
BELIEVE ME
ITS ABOUT A LITTLE MOUSE
THE YOUNG DOCTOR WHO
LIGHTNING RIDGE IS FALLING DOWN
IF YOU GO TO THE SEA OF LIFE BE SURE TO WEAR YOUR ARMBANDS
WHERE IT TAKES YOU
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About the author (2009)

Charles Fernyhough studied developmental psychology at Cambridge University and is now a part time lecturer in psychology at Durham University. He lives in County Durham with his wife and two children. He is the author of a novel, The Auctioneer and has published over thirty scientific journal articles and two academic books.

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