Pediatric Annals

Feature Article 

Caring for the Pediatrician

T. Berry Brazelton, MD

  • Pediatric Annals. 2007;36(4)
  • Posted April 1, 2007

Abstract

As this volume outlines so well, stresses on parents and their providers are increasing in this generation of children. Such parenting stresses include: 1) both parents of small children who must work outside the home; 2) dubious daycare; 3) loneliness of being away from their own parents and familiar supports; 4) our country’s values — war, aggression, money, power, leading to organizations that are not likely to be family friendly; 5) competition for our children’s hearts and minds from television, internet, and the media; and 6) treating minorities and other groups as negatives.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

T. Berry Brazelton, MD, is Founder of the Brazelton Touchpoints Center.

Address correspondence to: T. Berry Brazelton, MD, Brazelton Touchpoints Center, 1295 Boylston Street, Suite 320, Boston, MA 02215; www.touchpoints.org.

The author disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Abstract

As this volume outlines so well, stresses on parents and their providers are increasing in this generation of children. Such parenting stresses include: 1) both parents of small children who must work outside the home; 2) dubious daycare; 3) loneliness of being away from their own parents and familiar supports; 4) our country’s values — war, aggression, money, power, leading to organizations that are not likely to be family friendly; 5) competition for our children’s hearts and minds from television, internet, and the media; and 6) treating minorities and other groups as negatives.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

T. Berry Brazelton, MD, is Founder of the Brazelton Touchpoints Center.

Address correspondence to: T. Berry Brazelton, MD, Brazelton Touchpoints Center, 1295 Boylston Street, Suite 320, Boston, MA 02215; www.touchpoints.org.

The author disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

As this volume outlines so well, stresses on parents and their providers are increasing in this generation of children. Such parenting stresses include: 1) both parents of small children who must work outside the home; 2) dubious daycare; 3) loneliness of being away from their own parents and familiar supports; 4) our country’s values — war, aggression, money, power, leading to organizations that are not likely to be family friendly; 5) competition for our children’s hearts and minds from television, internet, and the media; and 6) treating minorities and other groups as negatives.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

T. Berry Brazelton, MD, is Founder of the Brazelton Touchpoints Center.

Address correspondence to: T. Berry Brazelton, MD, Brazelton Touchpoints Center, 1295 Boylston Street, Suite 320, Boston, MA 02215; www.touchpoints.org.

The author disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

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