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December 10, 1932

Children and Their Parents.

JAMA. 1932;99(24):2056. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740760066037

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In the introduction by Dr. Kenworthy it is stated that children "often reflect too readily the burden of the unsolved emotional problems of the adults who surround them whether it be within the parental circle, school, or among those to whom they must look for guidance and direction." The author has prepared a volume showing a method of intensive individual case study. After discussing the "new social philosophy," she explains the method of history taking and interpretation introduced by Dr. Kenworthy. This is based on the recognition of two broad trends in every person's life, the ego and the libido, underlying the behavior. The former covers the instinct of protection, domination, and that which leads every individual to be self maximating or realizing. The latter refers to love value in the broadest sense, love of parents, brothers, sisters, relatives or individuals in the group, or of a mate. Every experience