'This unique and fascinating book carefully traces aspects of the personality of sextuplets which persist from birth onwards. The way in which the personal characteristics of both the mother and her children influence the quality of maternal care and relationships with peers is also carefully compared and delineated. What is most original and striking about this book is the examination of sibling group relationships and the description of the sextuplets' early innate characteristics and interactions in early childhood through both psychological testing and infant observations and then shows how specific characteristics and interactions persist through early adult life. It is essential reading for many professionals involved in child development studies including doctors, teachers, psychologists, psychotherapists and health visitors.'- Jeanne Magagna, Phd, Consultant Psychotherapist, Ellern Mede Centre and former Head of Psychotherapy Services, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children
Linda Root Fortini is a psychologist and psychotherapist who has worked in the Italian National Health Service for thirty years, andteaches Infant Observation to training psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, midwivies and school teachers. Laura Mori is a psychologist and psychotherapist, specializing in the treatment of children, adolescents, parents and families.