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Guiding Your Child to a More Creative Life

reviewed by Monica Dowdall McFadden - 1974

coverTitle: Guiding Your Child to a More Creative Life
Author(s): Fredell Maynard
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Nursery school playgrounds buzz with painters, architects, musicians, and botanists. Five years later most of these eager young spirits have been calmed under the guise of "growing up." Onetime fanciful expectations and curiosity have been neatly tailored to better conform to the demands of the educational and social processes. Growing up? Or is it more like closing up! In the opinion of Fredelle Maynard it more often than not is a period of closing up. The background on why this happens and how it can be prevented is the raison d'etre of her latest book, Guiding Your Child To A More Creative Life. For May-nard creativity is an attitude that "springs from a special openness to feelings—and a refusal to change what one is in the interest of what one is supposed to be." Quoting everyone from Carl Rogers to Thomas Mann, the Harvard-educated author presents a well-researched defense of the... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 75 Number 3, 1974, p. 407-409
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1502, Date Accessed: 9/29/2020 4:45:22 AM

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