Letter to the Editor
251 W. 57th Street
New York NY 10019-1894
Re: Special Edition: Your Child
Something funny happened on the way to the first three years of life-somebody subtracted the first nine months. Newsweek's charts for motor activity, emotion, and learning, all starting after birth, overlooked the fact that these things all start before birth. In emphasizing how parents could help stimulate brain associations after birth, you obscured the more important fact that brain construction takes place in the womb.
David B. Chamberlain, Ph.D.
Association for Pre- and Perinatal Psychology and Health