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September 4, 1943

Your Child: His Family and Friends

JAMA. 1943;123(1):65. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840360067036

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This book, like so many others of recent date, was written for parents of young children. In a light vein the author gives advice and records her own observations on juvenile behavior. As war activities increase, many homes will be affected—the relationship of parents and their children will change. Nursery schools, after-school centers will gain in importance. The author attempts to explain "the mechanisms which govern the child's emotional development, and the conduct of manifestations which often follow when he has suffered faulty guidance" (a rather large order). "Toughness in dress, speech, radio programs and motion pictures are the orders of the day.... Every real man must be either tough on the outside and tender within or vice versa.... Parents should prepare the child for what he is to expect, whether he goes to church, school, doctor, hospital, dentist or barber.... Adults who achieve economic success, marital harmony, social adaptation,

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