July 9, 1927

Child Guidance.

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By Smiley Blanton, B.S., M.D., Director Child Guidance Clinic, Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Margaret Gray Blanton. Cloth. Price, $2.25. Pp. 301. New York: Century Company, 1927.

JAMA. 1927;89(2):142. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690020066032

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The Child Guidance Clinic of Minneapolis has achieved national note through the work of Dr. Smiley Blanton and Mrs. Blanton. Their common sense methods and conservative selection of a point of view, not entirely that of the behaviorist or the psychanalyst, and their successful results in the cases of numerous "problem children" sent to them for study, have made them recognized as authorities in the field concerned. In the present volume the various chapters discuss every phase of the training of the child, including his physical reactions to life, his mental reactions, and the attitude of the parents. Of especial value are the sections on discipline, on education concerning matters of sex, and on personal study of the child, all of which are discussed in a most interesting and delightful manner. Above all, the book emphasizes the importance of thinking with the point of view of the child, rather than

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