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Advertisement With Dr. T. Berry Brazelton’s death this week, a little shy of his 100th birthday, obituaries have commented on his prominence as “America’s pediatrician,” on his many honors, which include recognition for his work with diverse populations around the world, and on his extraordinary ability to connect with infants and also with their parents. He was also beloved by pediatricians, and an extraordinary number…
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Advertisement Dr. T. Berry Brazelton, America’s most celebrated baby doctor since Benjamin Spock and the pediatrician who revolutionized our understanding of how children develop psychologically, died on Tuesday at his home in Barnstable, Mass., on Cape Cod. He was 99. His daughter Christina Brazelton confirmed the death. Before Dr. Brazelton began practicing medicine in the early 1950s, the conventional wisdom about babies and child rearing…
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After decades spent ratcheting up safety measures, many British educators say the pendulum has swung too far. Bring on the scissors, bricks and mud pits.
Parents of children with potentially fatal allergies exist in a state of constant high alert, one that can unify them as a couple.