Parenting Made Complicated Virtual Book Discussion

Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 6:00p.m. - 7:30p.m.

Parenting Made Complicated Book Cover


Bradley Hospital will host a virtual book discussion via Zoom on Thursday, May 6 on David Rettew, MD's Parenting Made Complicated: What Science Really Knows About the Greatest Debates of Early Childhood. This event will be in observance of Mental Health Month.

The book is a one-size-does-not-fit-all look at the science behind the most controversial parental debates including praise, discipline, sleep training, daycare, screens and many others. It is the antidote both to dry scientific lectures on parenting as well as pushy sales pitches designed to goad parents towards the next fad. This book doesn't assume that the "correct" answer for each parenting dilemma is the same for each child. Instead it describes how different approaches may be required based on a child's unique temperament or other important factors. As parents learn early on, what works for one child, might not work for the other.

About the Author

David Rettew, MD

David Rettew, MD is an associate professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine and serves as medical director of the Child, Adolescent, and Family Division of the Vermont Department of Mental Health. He has been in practice for nearly 20 years, dividing his time between clinical, teaching, public policy and research activities.

Dr. Rettew has published over 100 journal articles, chapters and scientific abstracts on a variety of child mental health topics, including the 2013 book Child Temperament: New Thinking About the Boundary Between Traits and Illness. He writes a blog for Psychology Today called "The ABCs of Child Psychiatry." You can also follow him on Twitter and Facebook @PediPsych.

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The event is free to the public, but registration is required.

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