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make one mistake as a parent and you will destroy your baby's chances.....
on 18 October 2013
This book seems very subjective indeed and probably falls into the "bad science" category. It paints a pretty negative view that seems to me to suggest that all parents will produce a psychologically damaged child through no fault of their own because they don't "regulate" the baby and toddler stage of the child's development. The book offers few, if any, ways or definitions on what could be done.
The book is easy to read and the style is compelling but I think it is quite "psychobabbly" in places. It does seem to keep making the same points in the same way page after page so could have perhaps been written in a lot less pages I think.
Nonetheless the central points of the book are well made whether you agree with them or not and she offers good reasoning but not too much science in my view. I would suggest you read it but filter heavily the good science bits from what feels like to me observations and situations being used to reverse engineer a theory rather than a theory being tested by scientific rigour.