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Understanding the City Child: A Book for Parents


reviewed by Jean Austin 1959

coverTitle: Understanding the City Child: A Book for Parents
Author(s): Dorothy Barclay
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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To parents seriously considering the merits and demerits of raising their young in a metropolitan area, this volume would seem to provide direct answers. The purpose of the book, in the author's words, is to "present certain ideas and points of view on varied aspects of child care and guidance specifically pertinent to city living.... It will concentrate on the 'reasonably normal' children of 'reasonably normal' parents." Miss Barclay is an urbanite, a parent, and a successful editor and writer for a leading newspaper. As such she should be eminently qualified to discuss the problems of raising a child in the city. She should be equally qualified, as a result of her research and experience, to suggest solutions to those problems. Yet, in the opinion of this reviewer, the book is disappointing. Although the emphasis purports to be on the "big-city" child and his parents, it becomes apparent that, to a greater or... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 61 Number 1, 1959, p. 57-57
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 3429, Date Accessed: 12/16/2017 12:12:33 AM

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