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August 9, 1941

Growing Out of Babyhood: Problems of the Preschool Child

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By William S. Sadler, M.D., F.A.P.A., Chief Psychiatrist and Director, the Chicago Institute of Research and Diagnosis, Chicago, and Lena K. Sadler, M.D., F.A.C.S., Associate Director, the Chicago Institute of Research and Diagnosis. Cloth. Price, $2.50. Pp. 350. New York & London: Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1940.

JAMA. 1941;117(6):494. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820320086031

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This book has been prepared particularly for mothers, nurses and governesses and is devoted to the psychologic, psychiatric and sociologic problems of the preschool period. It attempts to furnish parents with definite instructions for dealing with the specific behavior problems that arise during this period. It contains much material collated from a variety of sources. The introductory chapters deal with the normal child, while the largest portion of the book is devoted to the common problems of the preschool period; namely, bowel and bladder training, thumb sucking, nail biting, temper tantrums, obedience and discipline. The latter chapters are concerned with the adjustment of the child to the group and parent-child relationships. While this material is not new, it is well presented, clearly written and should aid parents in correcting behavior problems. Because of the amount of material included, there is some question as to how much of the information and

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