How our childhood makes us who we are
From birth to adulthood, Blueprint tells you what you need to know about how you became who you are
Have you ever wondered how your early life shaped you? From beginning to say simple words like 'mama' and learning how to walk around unaided, to the first day of school and forming new friendships, everyone has been a child. The roots of our adult selves go right back to our first experiences. How we think, act and interact is influenced by our early years, yet most people don't know the key findings from the juiciest child development studies that can give us insight into our adult selves.
Weaving together cutting edge research, everyday experience and clinical examples, Dr Lucy Maddox explains how we develop from an unconscious bundle of cells floating about in the dark of the in uterine environment to to a fully grown complex adult, revealing fascinating insights about our personality, relationships and daily lives along the way.
DR LUCY MADDOX is a consultant clinical psychologist and writer. After 13 years' experience in the NHS she now works in a mix of third sector roles. She works with children, teenagers and adults in Bristol and as senior clinical advisor for the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies. Lucy has written for various publications including
Times, and is the author of children's book
What Is Mental Health? Where Does it Come From? And Other Big Questions.