The First Three Years of Life

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Simon & Schuster, Jan 1, 1993 - Family & Relationships - 380 pages
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Recognized internationally as one of the most important guides to childhood development ever written, this classic provides the information parents need to maximize a child's social and intellectual potential. Illustrated.

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Section I
Chapter THREE
Chapter FOUR

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About the author (1993)

BURTON L. WHITE is the director of the Center for Parent Education in Newton, Massachusetts, and the designer of the Missouri New Parents as Teachers Project. The father of four (now grown) children, he lives in Waban, Massachusetts.

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