Josh Sparrow, M.D., "Touchpoints of Development and the Importance of Family-School Partnerships..."
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Touchpoints of Development and the Importance of Family-School Partnerships in Nurturing & Guiding Children
Joshua Sparrow, M.D., will focus on the importance of strong partnerships among parents, teachers, administrators and children as we help children negotiate the predictable crises of development (Touchpoints), from early childhood through pre-adolescence. Children who stay connected to parents and teachers all the way through adolescence stand a far better chance of avoiding its pitfalls. Development is stressful, and when it temporarily disorganizes the child, the adults in a child's life often become disorganized too. We may struggle to understand our own and each others' responses to the stressful periods in children's development. Yet our efforts to sustain these partnerships through these confusing moments will help our children emerge with new skills and capacities as well as strengthen their ties to the community that supports their growth.
Joshua Sparrow, M.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Associate Director of the Brazelton Touchpoints Center, Boston, MA. Dr. Sparrow is co-author with Dr. T. Berry Brazelton of six books, including Touchpoints Three to Six: Your Child's Emotional and Behavioral Development and lectures internationally on child and adolescent development.
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