Quotations From T. BERRY BRAZELTON

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  • 1.
    Attachment to a baby is a long-term process, not a single, magical moment. The opportunity for bonding at birth may be compared to falling in love—staying in love takes longer and demands more work.
    T. Berry Brazelton (20th century), U.S. author and pediatrician. Touchpoints, ch. 3 (1992).

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  • 2.
    Families need families. Parents need to be parented. Grandparents, aunts, and uncles are back in fashion because they are necessary. Stresses on many families are out of proportion to anything two parents can handle.
    T. Berry Brazelton (20th century), U.S. author, pediatrician. Touchpoints, ch. 44 (1992).
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    All adults who care about a baby will naturally be in competition for that baby.... Each adult wishes that he or she could do each job a bit more skillfully for the infant or small child than the other.
    T. Berry Brazelton (20th century), U.S. author, pediatrician. Touchpoints, ch. 1 (1992).

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    Parents don't make mistakes because they don't care, but because they care so deeply.
    T. Berry Brazelton (20th century), U.S. author, pediatrician. Touchpoints, introduction (1992).
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    A grandchild is a miracle, but a renewed relationship with your own children is even a greater one.
    T. Berry Brazelton (20th century), U.S. pediatrician, author. Touchpoints, ch. 3 (1992).

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    Grandparents who want to be truly helpful will do well to keep their mouths shut and their opinions to themselves until these are requested.
    T. Berry Brazelton (20th century), U.S. author, pediatrician. Touchpoints, ch. 44 (1992).
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