By Ada Hart Arlitt, Ph.D., Professor of Child Care and Training, University of Cincinnati. With an introduction by Flora M. Thurston. Cloth. Price, $2. Pp. 188, with illustrations. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1930.
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With the increasing complexity of life, new problems have presented themselves in the care of the child. Children find themselves forced into the company of adults for a great part of the time. It is much more difficult to restrict a child's contacts. The long hours in school make demands on the child's strength and energy. Consequently, it requires scientific control and training to prevent temper tantrums, fatigue, improper eating habits and wrong attitudes. The purpose of this book is to help parents who know little about psychology to understand what children are like and how they think and grow. Furthermore, much helpful advice is offered that will aid the parents in extricating themselves from difficult situations. Methods are presented for overcoming bad habits and wrong emotional responses in the child. For example, in the chapter on children's fears a valuable group of methods for removing the fear of some
The Child from One to Six: Psychology for Parents.. JAMA. 1931;96(14):1172. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720400070037