Why Love Matters by Sue Gerhardt
This book explains how affection, early relationships and interactions form a baby's nervous system. This easily accessible book covers examples and research from neuroscience, psychology, psychoanalysis and biochemistry; which highlight the importance of the beginnings of an infants life and what are the consequences if something goes wrong in those early years. It demonstrates how little things that mothers and primary care givers do naturally can support a baby and help them develop into children and adults. These ways of being can then be translated into therapy for children and adults alike. This book is of interest to parents, therapists, teachers and all those who work with children and young people.