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Letter to the Editor

Newsweek

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.

President

Association for Pre- and Perinatal Psychology and Health