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June 1951

New Ways in Discipline.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1951;81(6):866. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1951.02040030880012

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This book about discipline by a nursery school educator and child psychologist is intended particularly for parents but also for the various professions concerned with children. The author explains, with many examples, the connection between disciplinary problems and the frustrations, anxieties, hostilities and guilt to which children are subject. This aspect of the book should be enlightening to physicians, teachers and nurses who are not familiar with present day concepts of psychodynamics. The author continues with the examples to demonstrate how the parent may point out to the child his suppressed hostile feelings in order that he may recognize them and express them in an acceptable form. It is recognized that this type of discussion, during psychiatric treatment, releases pent up hostility and decreases the attendant guiltiness which is always a part of the vicious cycle in the emotionally disturbed person. Most psychiatrists would probably question whether it is wise

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