PROBLEMS OF FAMILY LIFE AND HOW TO MEET THEM by Maxwell S.- Ed. Stewart

PROBLEMS OF FAMILY LIFE AND HOW TO MEET THEM

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A collection of articles which appeared separately as Public Affairs Pamphlets brings together under one cover advice from a dozen authorities on the many aspects of home life that most married people, young and old, have found taxing at one time or another. Topics discussed range from romantic ideals to adoption to the role of mothers-in-law and the pointers for the most part are clear and sound. They include, generally, the sign posts of emotional maturity that lead to tranquil, rich lives and among the specific principles are that birth control and planned parenthood can mean happier children, that quarrelling constructively is better than swallowing resentment, that husbands helping in the house make outside work easier for wives who want and/or need to, as well as turn marriage into more of a partnership and so forth. Marrying outside one's religion, problem children, divorce, retirement and old age also come in for sensible consideration. A good over-all roundup for people who are concerned with human understanding. However, the role of a husband as a father comes in for far less scrutiny than a woman's as wife and mother.

Pub Date: Nov. 14th, 1956
Publisher: Harper