THE CHILD'S WORLD by Phyllis Hostler

THE CHILD'S WORLD

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A perspective on children by an English educator and psychiatrist reflects a pleasant point of view and a flexible theory which is applied to everyday experiences. ""The Child in the World"" is seen in relation to the larger issues he will face:- discipline, which must be consistent; goodness, which may be more gratifying to the parents than it should be; his manners, play habits, hobbies, etc. ""The Child in His Home"" narrows down to the circle which will include his relationship with his mother, his father, his grandparents, his Nannie, his teacher; and ""The Child in Himself"" constricts even further to the emotional world of the child where fear is dominant, and then to aggression, jealousy, shyness and showing off, to sickness- and the shadowy concepts of death and God, etc. There is nothing here to question -- or to quarrel with- but one may wonder where to find a market for another book on child care which says little that hasn't been said before.

Pub Date: Oct. 5th, 1953
Publisher: Roy