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July 1927

Child Guidance, with an introduction by Dr. Thomas W. Salmon.

Arch NeurPsych. 1927;18(1):153-154. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1927.02210010156014

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In the present volume, the authors have made a commendable effort to fill a gap in the literature on child guidance. Their aim, as expressed in the foreword, is to treat of "that single phase in which the normal child is the problem." As the reviewer sees it, they are not interested in discussing, for example, how to attack the problem of the child of 4 who suffers from enuresis; they are primarily interested in how to attack the problem, which all parents face, of so handling a child's life that he will develop control of his urinary functions at the normal time in his growth. In other words, they have tried to write a book that can be used as a guide for keeping children on the proper path of habit and personality development. They have attempted a difficult task and have succeeded for the most part admirably.