Words of Wisdom from Berry

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!

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Joyeux Parenting

I am the proud mother of two beautiful children and have lived in Boston for most of my life. I have over twenty years of experience as a Child Development Specialist working with new families, pediatricians at Mass General Hospital, and Early Intervention. I have a wealth of knowledge and expertise regarding the challenges related to breastfeeding, behavior management, picky eaters, discipline, sleep, and development. I love being a wife and mother and sharing my experiences-the good, the bad, and the ugly. I am constantly learning about new evidence based information as it relates to parenting. Most importantly, I think it is crucial to recognize that we all make mistakes and learn from them. I am a firm believer that humor is essential as you navigate the world. Parenting should be full of joy and that is why I started my business Joyeux Parenting. Thank you for allowing me to share my experiences with you.

3 thoughts on “Words of Wisdom from Berry”

  1. Encouragement to be a good parent even when it is hard and to start again to do better when we screw up is a message we need on all fronts possible…billboards, tweets, tv ads….it does take a village….


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