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April 18, 1931

The Healthy-Minded Child.

JAMA. 1931;96(16):1334. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720420058040

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The development of healthy-minded children and thus a race of mentally healthy adults has become a problem of increasing importance. Much of the mental ill health that overwhelms millions of adults can be prevented by proper psychologic care of the child. This book is intended as a practical guide in the mental hygiene of childhood. Like many other such books, the material presented is too general and not sufficiently specific. Supposedly, the material is for the average parent with the average education but it is doubtful whether perusal of the book would leave the average parent with a clear understanding of how to meet the problems that present themselves. In the book there are chapters on what constitutes the healthy mind, mental health in the home and school, the formation of habits, lying, stealing and running away, play and mental health, and sex education. As is common with compilations of

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