Bloomington, IN, United States | Member Since 2011
It was interesting, sad, and educational. I'm not sure what I was expecting when I purchased this book. It is basically a collaboration of cases this psychiatrist encountered during his career and how he treated these patients in these difficult situations. I am an RN and I really enjoyed the author's descriptions regarding the development of the human brain based on certain childhood experiences. I felt the author's descriptions on brain development were also described in lay men's terms so that those without a medical background could easily understand what the author was trying to convey. It is a must read for anyone with children or who plan to have children.
It was interesting learning about how environmental factors affected childhood brain development. I am definitely more empathetic when around other children and my approach to children. I find myself wanting to champion children who seem to be struggling with issues. I did find it jarring at times that the author jumped from describing one case into another, then back to the previous case.
I enjoyed reading about how the author was able to help a young boy develop into an average young man using "new" techniques to reverse the trauma that caused changes in brain development after the child was basically abandoned for the first 2 years of life.
Brain development and the young child.
I'm not sure who would be appropriate for these books- the plot was poorly written.
This book hasn't turned me off from other books of this genre, but it has made me a more careful buyer.... I tried very hard to finish the book, but could not bring myself to do it! Not finishing a book is a RARE occurrence for me!
The female narrator's voice was grating... Maybe a different narrator? She also sounded too young for the part.
The plot needs a massive overhaul.
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