HELPING YOUR CHILD DEVELOP HIS POTENTIALITIES by Ruth Strang

HELPING YOUR CHILD DEVELOP HIS POTENTIALITIES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Author of innumerable treatises on the education of children, Miss Strang here embraces the widest possible range in the field of child development to point toward that ""better world"" in which the growth of individual potential and social responsibility combine. Touching on the physical, intellectual, creative, educative, social, moral, vocational, and spiritual potential in the child, the author discusses the limitations, problems and possibilities of growth of each, with suggestions for the role of the parent, teacher and community. Emphasized highpoints relieve the textbook neutrality of aim. With a calm, authoritative air the author offers helpful specifics and inspirational goads to action in such matters as the needs of the handicapped child; the importance of observation of physical growth; evaluations of I.Q. tests (beware!); the problems of over-and-under-achievers; a hard look at motivation; college choice; discipline; emotional problems in growth. For the fact-and-statistics seeker the material may appear too thinly scattered, but for restive parents, the plug for an unhurried outlook and sympathy should be salutary. With a fat bibliography for further study. Sound for the child study market.

Pub Date: April 12th, 1965
Publisher: Dutton