Magical child: rediscovering nature's plan for our children

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Dutton, Apr 1, 1977 - Family & Relationships - 257 pages
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Magical Child, a classic work, 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 oruselves, 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. Expanding on the ideas of internationally acclaimed child psychologist Jean Piaget, Pearce traces the growth of the mind-brain from brith to adulthood. He connects the alarming rise in autism, hyperkinetic behavior, childhood schizophrenia, and adolescent suicide to the all too common errors we make in raising and educating our children. Then he shows how we can restore the astonishing wealth of creative intelligence that is the brithright of every human being. Pearce challenged all our notions about child rearing, and in the process challenges us to re-examine ourselves. Pearce's message is simple: it is never too late to play, for we are all Magical Children.

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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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