1. Perspectives and Format: What, Why and How of This Book 2. Theories and Concepts in Child Development 3. Cultural Dimensions in the Care of the Child 4. Developmentally Based Office: Setting the Stage for Enhanced Practice 5. The Use of Children's Drawing in Practice 6. The Prenatal Visit: Making a Relationship with the Family 7. The Newborn: Ready To Get Going 8. The NICU: Special Issues for the At-Risk Infant and Family 9. First Days At Home: Making A Place In the Family 10. One to Two Months: Getting On Track 11. Three to Four Months: Having Fun with the Picture Book Baby 12. Six Months: Reaching Out 13. Eight to Nine Months: Exploring and Clinging 14. One Year: One Giant Step Forward 15. 15 to18 Months: Declaring Independence and Pushing the Limits 16. Two Years: Language Leaps 17. Three Years: The Emergence of Magic 18. Four Years: A Clearer Sense of Self 19. Five Years: Opening the School Door 20. Six to Seven Years: Reading, Relationships and Playing By the Rules 21. Seven to Ten Years: The World of Middle Childhood 22. Ten to Twelve Years: The Age of Rapid Changes 23. Thirteen - Sixteen Years: The Heart of Adolescence 24. Seventeen to Twenty-one Years: Transition To Adulthood 25. Special Families 26. Encounters with Illness: Coping and Growing 27. Encounters With Separations, Loss, Trauma and Death 28. Resources for Families Appendices
"Lovely and practical summary of child development" - NEJM 2006
"Unique in its blending of theory and practical advice and its sensitivity to families and their important role in the child's development... In their 4th edition of Encounters with Children, Drs. Dixon and Stein have retained all that was wonderful about the previous editions while adding more than 150 pages of new material. This book continues to be my favourite child development book." - Dr. Linda S. Grossman, Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics. 28(6):437, December 2007.