October 24, 1953

Fathers Are Parents, Too: A Constructive Guide to Successful Fatherhood

JAMA. 1953;153(8):773. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.02940250079026

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The relation of parents to their children is a very delicate one, but under the pressures of modern living the tendency for the father to be too busy to share with the mother the family responsibilities of child rearing has raised a question of whether or not he is necessary. The authors not only emphasize that he is very necessary but in great detail instruct him how to increase his value to his children, when to be forthright and positive in this relationship, and when to hold back and watch development.

This book appears to be intended for the intelligent lay reader. Because it is based on analytical psychiatry and is filled with the technical terminology of this discipline, it demands the most careful kind of reading. It is not recommended for casual reading, because it is certain to be misunderstood. The book will, therefore, appeal to a very limited

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