A Thousand Days of Wonder: A scientist’s chronicle of his daughter’s developing mind by Charles Fernyhough
(UK Title: The Baby in the Mirror)
Synopsis: A father’s intimate look at his daughter’s developing mind from birth to age three.
Unlike any other time in our lives, we remember almost nothing from our first three years. As infants, not only are we like the proverbial blank slate but our memories are like teflon: nothing sticks. In this beautifully written account of his daughter’s first three years, Charles Fernyhough combines his vivid observations with a synthesis of developmental theory, re-creating what that time, lost to the memory of adults, is like from a child’s perspective.
In A Thousand Days of Wonder, Fernyhough, a psychologist and novelist, attempts to get inside his daughter’s head as she acquires all the faculties that make us human, including social skills, language, morality, and a sense of self. Written with a father’s tenderness and a novelist’s empathy and style, this unique book taps into a parent’s wonder at the processes of psychological development..
Published: 2009 | ISBN-13: 978-1583333976
READING “A Thousand Days of Wonder,” by Charles Fernyhough, is a beautifully poetic and scientific musing on the first thousand days of a child’s life. I’ve read certain parts of it over and over again to remind myself of the amazement of it because sometimes when you have two kids — I have two sons, a 3-year-old and a 1-year-old — the magic goes away, and it can just feel really hard. – Jad Abumrad
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