CHILDREN HAVE THEIR REASONS by Ruth Wendell Washburn

CHILDREN HAVE THEIR REASONS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Another blueprint for parents, underlining the fact that no written suggestion applies to your particular child, since all differ in all ways, that the parent-child relationship is necessarily a teacher-pupil one and based on conflict, and that leadership can be accepted by the child without resentfulness, rebellion or guilt. This advocates clinic visits for psychological examinations and guidance; it discusses theory versus practice, discipline, (justifying moderately the spanking!), problems of personality traits, feeding, habits, the coming of new babies, children's questions and the answers, aptitude tests, etc. The child is revealed as intelligent, even while inept and ignorant, and points out fuller understanding of the origins of childhood behaviour as the answer to the problem cases. Sensible approach. The publishers are planning an advertising campaign through Parents' Magazine, Progressive Education, Child Study centers, etc.

Pub Date: March 6th, 1942
Publisher: Appleton-Century