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November 1955

The Emotional Problems of Children: A Guide for Parents.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1955;90(5):652. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1955.04030010654004

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The plethora of popular publications on child guidance during the past few years makes it difficult to recommend anyone as outstanding. Dr. Harry Joseph and Gordon Zern have covered the subject in a good comprehensive manner. They are to be commended for the attention paid to "normal" developmental infant and child activities. Their explanation of abnormal behavior is clearly defined for understanding by parents.

It is interesting and instructive to find chapters related to toys, arts and crafts, and dramatics and a discussion of nursery schools.

The reviewer feels that "A Guide for Parents" is comprehensive, instructive, and tends to a practical, common-sense approach to the majority of "problems" encountered in dealing with children.

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