OUR CHILDREN TODAY by Sidonie Matsner-  Gruenberg

OUR CHILDREN TODAY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A symposium of articles which were prepared and published under the auspices of the Child Study Association authored by such authorities as Anna Freud, Arnold Gesell, Milton Benn, Dorothy Canfield Fisher, David Levy, Leona Baumgartner, etc. The articles combine to provide an overall orientation for the parent on the changing patterns of family living; the statistics of rising birth rates and incomes; the hereditary factors; the patterns of growth; the functions- and dangers- of the nursery school as education is extended downward; the meaning of discipline and the misuse of permissiveness; aggressive impulses, hostilities, and prejudice; preadolescence and adolescence; sex education, and education in the schools; the entertainment media and their place in the world of today; the role of religion, and the function of the home....A coalition and correlation of contemporary theory about children through the progressive phases of development, this should find its audience among parents and teachers alike and offers constructive guidance.

Pub Date: Jan. 25th, 1951
Publisher: Viking