ERIC Number: ED029712
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1959
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The Magic Years: Understanding and Handling the Problems of Early Childhood.
Fraiberg, Selma H.
The personality development during the first 5 years of life consists of several stages, and each developmental phase brings with it characteristic problems. Training of the intellect must be included in the education of a child. Reason and judgment should be removed as far as possible from magic, self-gratification and egocentric motives. The parents' methods of helping the child's mental development, self-control, and intellectual growth must take into account the child's own stage of development and his mental equipment at that stage. Parents may be inexperienced and may sometimes employ a wrong method; but if the bonds between parents and child are strong and provide the incentives for growth and development, they have an excellent chance of rearing a healthy child. (NT)
Descriptors: Anxiety, Behavior Problems, Child Development, Child Rearing, Childhood Needs, Discipline, Discipline Problems, Fear, Infant Behavior, Intellectual Development, Language Acquisition, Mental Health, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Role, Personality Development, Self Control, Sex Education, Young Children
Charles Scribner's Sons, 597 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10017 ($4.50, paper $2.45)
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