Kevin Nugent authors “Your Baby is Speaking to You”

A trailer for “Your Baby is Speaking to You - A Visual Guide to the Amazing Behaviors of Your Newborn and Growing Baby” by Kevin Nugent, professor, Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, is featured on the home page of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s web site The trailer is also on YouTube.

Nugent and acclaimed photographer Abelardo Morell capture communications strategies that babies demonstrate from the moment they are born in this book that the publisher describes as “destined to become a parenting classic.

”Nugent directs the Brazelton Institute at Children's Hospital, Boston, where he has led studies of newborn infants and early parent-child relations for over three decades. With T. Berry Brazelton, he developed the Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale, used in hospitals around the world. Recently Nugent and colleagues created the Newborn Behavioral Observations system, designed to help parents understand their baby's behavior.