Brazelton urges support for parents

T. Berry Brazelton, M.D., one of the nation’s leading pediatricians and child development experts, urged physicians to bring parents into the fold by viewing them as members of a team concerned about children’s welfare. “We have lost a sense of community and protective envelope around every family,” he said. “Our preventive health care system for children is failing miserably in this country.” Brazelton spoke at the 10th annual conference of the School of the 21st Century program at Yale in July. Hundreds of teachers, principals, parents and policy makers attended.