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October 1965

The Difficult Child.

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Edited by Joseph S. Roucek. Price, $7.50. Pp 292. Philosophical Library, Inc., 15 E 40th St, New York, NY 10016, 1964.

Arch Intern Med. 1965;116(4):622-623. doi:10.1001/archinte.1965.03870040136031

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The first chapter, on the creative child, should interest every one of our readers born with better than average brains and with some tendency to independent thinking and creativity. The writer is E. Paul Torrance of the Bureau of Educational Research of the University of Minnesota. As Torrance says, the creative child usually has a hard road to go, both at home and at school. In later life he may say, "Ridicule and punishment have been mine since the day of birth."

I can remember that my teachers in high school were always complaining to my mother that I was not a good student, that I didn't study, that I wasn't interested in what was going on in the classroom, or that sometimes I was so wrapped up in something I was thinking about that I didn't hear what was said to me. My teachers had so little understanding of

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