JUST AND DURABLE PARENTS by James Lee Ellenwood

JUST AND DURABLE PARENTS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A successor to No Place Like Home and It Runs: in the Family, this continues the lessons learned by a family man who now houses his four children and the husbands and wives of three of them, his mother-in-law, his granddaughter, and his wife, Elinore. Believing that the ""richest privilege and achievement of parenthood is a just and endurable friendly family relationship between one generation and another"", he considers many of the factors to be faced in the rub of day to day living. The home you live in, which should satisfy requirements of comfort rather than cleanliness; the likes, dislikes, compatibilities and aggravations which make up a family; the problem of age levels; the importance of a democratic and liberal home rule, what a home should teach -- and what it can't teach; fun, ideals, derelictions -- and discipline at a minimum; and so on. Limiting the infallibility of parenthood, investing it with humility and humor, this manages a very common, contemporary touch -- and is at all times reassuring, recognizable, readable.

Pub Date: April 26th, 1948
Publisher: Scribner