Magical child

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Plume, Mar 1, 1992 - Family & Relationships - 257 pages
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'Magical Child' profoundly questioned the current thinking on childbirth pratices, parenting, and educating our children. Now its daring ideas about how Western society is damaging our children, and how we can better nurture them and ourselves, ring truer than ever. From the very instant of birth, says Joseph Chilton Pearce, the human child has only one concern - to learn all that there is to learn about the world. This planet is the child's playground, and nothing should interfere with a child's play. Raised this way, the 'Magical Child' is a a happy genius, capable of anything, equipped to fulfill his amazing potential.

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User Review  - Katy - Goodreads

3.5/5. Pearce's take on development is opinionated, but I think that the ideas he works with are mostly accurate. Yes, the work is heavily influenced by Piaget, but it was also first published in 1977 ... Read full review

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User Review  - Martha Love - Goodreads

I read this classic several time when it was first published in the late 70s and I found Pearce's attachment theory profound and supportive during the early years of my own parenting experience. I ... Read full review



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Joseph Chilton Pearce is the author of The Death of Religion and the Rebirth of the Spirit, The Biology of Transcendence, The Crack in the Cosmic Egg, Magical Child, and Evolution's End. For the past 35 years, he has lectured and led workshops teaching about the changing needs of children and the development of human society. He lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.