A primer- not much more- at the primary level which argues against the indulgence, overprotection and permissiveness of the...

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GUIDE TO A CHILD'S WORLD

A primer- not much more- at the primary level which argues against the indulgence, overprotection and permissiveness of the so-called progressive approach and establishes her own approach (Mrs. Buckley is the mother of four and head of the Buckley schools) which consists of ""self-expression through self-discipline"". Parents should be firm, consistent, and establish patterns of responsibility at an early age; fathers should participate more in their childrens' lives- mothers should plan their time carefully and there is a list of do's and don'ts for them. The pre-school, and what it offers- and to whom; the teacher-and what her aptitudes should be; problem children- and the problems are usually brought back to the home- Mrs. Buckley writes with authority (although some of her authoritarian methods may not find approval) and assurance and she voices a reasonable reaction. Her book- slim as it is- may not offer enough for home libraries.

Pub Date: Feb. 24, 1954

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Page Count: -

Publisher: Morrow-Whiteside

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1, 1954