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Biomental Child Development: Perspectives on Psychology and Parenting

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2013 - Winter


by Frank John Ninivaggi, M.D., FW ’77, assistant clinical professor in the Child Study Center and of psychiatry (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers) The biomental perspective provides a holistic view of child development that incorporates biological and emotional dimensions. The book provides parents with a basic understanding of normal psychological development based on current findings from psychology, psychiatry, and neuroscience. The author maintains that positive parenting encompasses diverse styles arising from differences among both children and caregivers. Parents, grandparents, and other caregivers can use this guide to achieve a working understanding of child development at each stage in the young person’s life.