Quotation by T. Berry Brazelton

A family's responses to crisis or to a new situation mirror those of a child. That is to say, the way a small child deals with a new challenge (for instance, learning to walk) has certain predictable stages: regression, anxiety, mastery, new energy, growth, and feedback for future achievement. These stages can also be seen in adults coping with new life events, whether positive or negative.
T. Berry Brazelton (20th century), U.S. pediatrician and author. Families: Crisis and Caring, ch. 6 (1989).
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