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September 21, 1940

Your Child's Development and Guidance Told in Pictures

JAMA. 1940;115(12):1047. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810380077046

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This picture book for parents portrays and discusses the life of children from 1 to 6 years old. Growth, daily routine, eating, elimination, relations with family and other children, training, fear and illness are all discussed. However, a chapter on play is omitted and, according to the author, is being reserved for a book of its own. Proper methods, pitfalls and problems are portrayed from which the parent is to take only what concerns his particular child. Thus this book demonstrates that children of the same age are not all alike and that most children are capable of doing a number of things for themselves and of performing physical feats parents do not often credit them with the ability to do. Because the text which accompanies these excellent pictures, drawings and charts is poorly written, reading and comprehension is often difficult. However, the material presented is sound, and the author

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