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November 9, 1946

Off to a Good Start: A Handbook for Modern Parents

JAMA. 1946;132(10):608. doi:10.1001/jama.1946.02870450062036

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This is a nontechnical handbook about the day to day problems which confront the modern parents of young children. The excellent advice it contains is based on the now well established standards of normal behavior. The author's vast experience and excellent method of imparting her acquired knowledge in this field make it easy for the reader to follow the widening circle of the child's interests and activities. Part I, on the child himself and his habits, deals with his training and growth. Part II, on the child and his family, takes up discipline and punishment. Part III, on relation with other people, analyzes different types of children. Part iv, on adventuring in a larger world, deals with new experiences. Part v, on intellectual growth, takes up the methods of acquiring information, creative play and language. The book is written so that parents with at least a high school education can

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