The Magic Years: Understanding and Handling the Problems of Early Childhood

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Simon and Schuster, 1996 - Family & Relationships - 320 pages
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To a small child, the world is an exciting but sometimes frightening and unstable place. In The Magic Years, Selma Fraiberg takes the reader into the mind of the child, showing how he confronts the world and learns to cope with it. With great warmth and perception, she discusses the problems at each stage of development and reveals the qualities -- above all, the quality of understanding -- that can provide the right answer at critical moments.
  

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Review: The Magic Years: Understanding & Handling the Problems of Early Childhood

User Review  - Jane Wojick - Goodreads

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Review: The Magic Years: Understanding & Handling the Problems of Early Childhood

User Review  - Nancy Frishberg - Goodreads

This book was an eye-opener 25 years ago when my child was young, despite my having read a bunch in child development. I remember it strongly, and it helped explain and handle interesting issues ... Read full review

Contents

All About Witches Ogres Tigers
3
What Is Anxiety?
10
Laughing Tiger
16
An Infant Scientist
23
Shake Off Slumber and Beware
35
Civilization and Its Discontents
68
In Brobdingnac
107
Education Toward Reality
146
A Shut in the Center of the Universe
179
Education fob Love
210
ttt CONTENTS
218
Education of Conscience
242
PartV CONCLUSION
285
INDEX
303
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Selma H. Fraiberg was Professor of Child Psychoanalysis and Director of the Infant-Parent Program of San Francisco General Hospital, University of California School of Medicine. Her articles were published widely in professional and popular magazines.

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