The man who has by now foster-fathered a generation again serves in loco parentes and offers his reasonable, relaxed guidance on a variety of concerns. His basic philosophy has not changed and is a balanced one. Here Dr. Spock discusses the love for one's children; the clash between generations; manners, chores, playthings, traveling, good neighbor relations, death, sex, divorce, etc. Much of this material appeared in the Ladies' Home Journal and it has been expanded here. The audience for this is clearly defined.