physician with background in child psychiatry, practice, and teaching at he Ohio State University of Medicine, presents a self-help book predicated on the concept that the child is not only father to the man but resides within him. Your inner child of the past"" not only survives but thrives, and the means to emotional health is by recognizing that child and being a kind but firm parent to him, living in mutual respect. The author inspects excessive parental attitudes and shows by drawing present personality pictures how they may be influencing you today in the several areas of living that they commonly involve--work, social relationships, sex and marriage. The excessive attitudes include perfectionism, overcoercion, oversubmissiveness, overindulgence, hypochondriasis, unitiveness, neglect, rejection, sexual stimulation: each carefully surveyed for cause and effect. Along with general encouragement, there are basic directions as to how to change yourself in accordance with your difficulties. The usefulness of the book is predicated on the ability of the reader to find his category; the overall idea is in itself a helpful guide to self-development. Another non-analytically oriented self-help book with definite possibilities. or the mildly disturbed ""normal"" person.