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May 1948

How to Help Your Child Grow Up.

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By Angelo Patri. Price $4. Pp. 360. Chicago: Rand McNally, Publishers, 1948.

Am J Dis Child. 1948;75(5):768-769. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1948.02030020785019

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Abstract

The material in this book is an adaptation of the material used in "Our Children," which is a newspaper column.

The material is divided into seven parts and forty-eight subtopics. The seven parts are "The Child Himself," "The Baby," "The Child at Home," "The Child in the Neighborhood," "The Child at School," "Growing into Youth," and "Suggestions for Special Problems." The subtitles deal with such subjects as "The Baby in the Family" and states: "A baby can make or break a family according to the training he gets." For the most part the book deals with everyday problems of the school age child. The author stresses the need for a kindly but persistent attempt on the part of parents to train children to be honorable and good.

The author was originally the principal of a school. His approach is that of the good educator of twenty-five years ago. The book

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