T. Berry Brazelton is an inspiring pediatrician who happens to be 96 years old.
According to Wikipedia- “Dr. Brazelton is a noted pediatrician and author in the United States. Major hospitals throughout the world use the Brazelton Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale (NBAS). Many parents know him as the host of a cable television program What Every Baby Knows, and as author of a syndicated newspaper column. Brazelton has written more than two hundred scholarly papers and twenty four books.”
One of my favorite moments of my career was meeting him after he gave a speech. He told us that it was our job to tell parents they are doing a good job. Berry said, “Look them in the eye, pat them on the shoulder, and reassure them that they are doing it right.”
And you know, he’s right. We all need a little confirmation that we are good parents! It’s a tough job without a road map. We will hit speed bumps, make sudden turns, and end up with amazing children!
Happy Monday Everyone!