By Dr. Florence Powdermaker and Louise Ireland Grimes. Price, $2. Pp. 403, with no illustrations. New York: Farrar & Rinehart, Inc., 1940.
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A good child psychiatrist, well informed about the mental growth and development of children, and an observing mother with an objective point of view collaborated in the writing of this book. They discussed the psychologic problems commonly encountered by parents in the rearing of normal children. They combined a scientific and a practical viewpoint in suggesting the logical way to solve each problem.
The book is divided into five parts, which are concerned with infancy, the second year, the age from 2 to 6, the early school years and adolescence. The first half of the book deals with the first four years of life; the second half has to do with the school years, puberty and adolescence.
Technical terms are not used. The material is presented in an interesting way and can easily be understood by the laity. It can be safely recommended to parents.
Children in the Family.. Am J Dis Child. 1941;61(5):1121-1122. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1941.02000110209021