OUR CHILDREN GROW UP by Mary Reed Newland

OUR CHILDREN GROW UP

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Mrs. Newland deals with a problem that seems to be of particular complexity in the twentieth century: what to do about ""teenagers."" She discusses the major points of contention which parents may expect when their children reach the fourteen to eighteen-year-old level: spiritual sloth, dating and ""going steady,"" sex, fads, reading matter, school , jobs, drinking, smoking, etc. In many areas -- sexual anomalies, for example -- she seems to be briefing the parents rather, than counseling them on the proper way of handling problems, and she has a definite, if only occasional, tendency toward preciosity; but on the whole her views seem psychologically and theologically sound, and her book should prove of value to Catholic parents.

Pub Date: Sept. 16th, 1965
Publisher: Kenedy