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YOUR PRETEENAGER'S MIND AND BODY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Dr. Dunbar previously popularized the term and the concepts in Mind And Bedy Psychosomatic Medicine (1947). And two years later Your Child's Mind and Body (both Random House) dealt with the earliest years, applying the principles of the first book. This is a sensitive sounding of the preteenager years, and there will be a companion volume on the teenager, and it presents this period of ""all change"" with its ""inscrutable inconsistencies"". The physical changes which extend to illness and sleep patterns, reactions to stress, the changes in status, and such concerns as money, clothes, allowances, the need for privacy and making independent choices and friends; communication from speech and reading difficulties on the part of the young, listening and question-answering difficulties on the part of the parent, with the most frequent errors ""those of omission""; rules and authority, which cover questions of morality, ethics, religion, guilt as well as discipline; and finally the changes in sexual awareness and the handling of sexual problems. Dr. Dunbar handles some of the more shadowy areas in parent-child interrelationships with delicacy and she represents an enlightened but not overly emancipated approach.

Pub Date: April 22nd, 1962
Publisher: Hawthorn