|Dr. Joshua Sparrow is assistant professor in psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School, supervisor of inpatient psychiatry at Children's Hospital, Boston, and associate director of the Brazelton Touchpoints Center. He has served as associate professor of psychiatry at the School of Medicine of the University of Marseille in France.
He is co-author with Dr. T. Berry Brazelton of six books — Touchpoints Three to Six: Your Child's Emotional and Behavioral Development, and the five books in the nationally best-selling "Brazelton Way" series — Calming Your Fussy Baby, Discipline, Sleep, Feeding Your Child, and Toilet Training. He writes a weekly New York Times Syndicate column, "Families Today." Dr. Sparrow is also the author of numerous scholarly papers published worldwide and has lectured extensively in the United States, Europe, and Brazil on child and adolescent development.
His work with the Brazelton Touchpoints Center has included consultation on child development and parenting to the Harlem Children's Zone and the American Indian Early Head Start Programs. He consulted to parents and schools in New York City in response to the September 11 disaster. He has also served as a consultant to the Fox Family television show "Brazelton on Parenting," as well as other children's educational programs and the I Am Your Child Foundation video on "Discipline".
A graduate of Yale Medical School, Dr. Sparrow went through residency training and child psychiatry fellowship at Harvard Medical School teaching hospitals and is board certified in child/adolescent and general psychiatry.
Adolescent Touchpoints: Keeping Parents and Teenagers Connected
Discipline: Second Only to Love
Foundations for Learning: Emotional Development in the Early Years
Children and the Media: Strategies for Commercial-Free Children
Touchpoints: A Developmental, Relational Approach to Optimizing Child Development,
Supporting Families and Building Strong Communities
The Child with Special Needs: How Families Learn to Cope
Breaking the Cycle of Poverty: Social Determinants and Solutions for Multiple
The Intergenerational Transmission of Historical Trauma and