Book Reviews
September 1937

Children in the Family.

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By Harold D. Anderson, Ph.D. Price, $2.00. Pp. 245. New York: D. Appleton-Century Company, Inc., 1937.

Am J Dis Child. 1937;54(3):690. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1937.01980030234016

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The basic concept of this book, that of respect for the child and of his right to make mistakes without undue condemnation, is sound. The author has valiantly striven to produce the sort of attitude which will permit the child to grow into a responsible place in the family.

By means of many anecdotes, which are well told and pat, he illustrates his points in an interesting and readable manner. Dr. Anderson writes convincingly about the subjects on which he has so long and successfully labored.

The last few chapters on clothing, nutrition, physical growth and health are not tied up with his dominant theme, and one feels that the book would have been more purposeful and concrete if they had been left out.

As a whole, the work is a distinctly constructive addition to the growing literature for parents.

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