BRINGING UP CHILDREN OVERSEAS: A Guide for Families by

BRINGING UP CHILDREN OVERSEAS: A Guide for Families

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Robert Benchley found, ""There are two classes of travel, first class, or with children,"" but Werkman contends, ""Benchley notwithstanding, an entire family can travel in style and comfort."" More significantly, they can adjust to foreign surroundings and enjoy new opportunities as long as the lines of communication remain open and realistic expectations prevail. A child psychiatrist, Werkman considers the kinds of problems confronting children at different age levels--attachment to caretakers, new-language difficulties at school entry, teenage restlessness and exploratory urges--and, accordingly, recommends that parents forestall moves at particular times: the right to an uninterrupted last year in high school should be respected. Some of Werkman's suggestions are utterly dispensable--who wants to dole out stars to reinforce hand-washing--but for the most part he raises the crucial issues that parents will encounter and discusses them reasonably and helpfully.

Pub Date: May 27th, 1977
Publisher: Basic Books