A father's intimate look at his daughter'sdeveloping mind from birth to age three. Unlike any other time in our lives, we remember almostnothing from our first three years. As infants, not onlyare we like the proverbial blank slate, but our memoriesare like Teflon: nothing sticks. In this beautifully writtenmemoir of his daughter's first three years, Charles Fernyhoughcombines his vivid observations with a synthesis of developmentaltheory, re-creating what that time, lost to the memoryof adults, is like from a child's perspective.In A Thousand Days of Wonder, Fernyhough, a psychologistand novelist, attempts to get inside his daughter Athena's headas she acquires all the faculties that make us human, includingsocial skills, language, morality, and a sense of self. Written witha father's tenderness and a novelist's empathy and style, thisunique book taps into a parent's wonder at the processes of psychologicaldevelopment.Funny, touching, and fascinating, A Thousand Days of Wonderwill reveal the extraordinary journey into personhood that childrenmake during the momentous first three years of life.
Used availability for Charles Fernyhough's A Thousand Days of Wonder
April 2009 : USA Hardback
May 2010 : USA Paperback
February 2009 : USA Kindle edition
Title: A Thousand Days of Wonder: A Scientist's Chronicle of His Daughter's Developing Mind
Author(s): Charles Fernyhough