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Good enough parent.
New York : Vintage Books, 1988, ©1987
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|Description:||xiv, 377 pages ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||Part one: Parent and child. By way of introduction : the importance of early experiences ; Expert advice or inner experience? ; Parent or stranger? ; Their reasons, and ours ; School performance : a divisive issue ; Our common humanity ; The question "why?" ; On empathy ; About discipline ; Why punishment doesn't work ; Exploring childhood as an adult ; Telling children about their parents' past --
Part two: Developing selfhood. Achieving identity ; Play : bridge to reality ; Understanding the importance of play ; Play as problem-solving ; Play and reality : a delicate balance ; Parents and play : the double standard ; Proving oneself through contest ; Unconscious sources, real achievements ; Beyond winning and losing ; Becoming civilized --
Part three: Family, child, community. Ideal and reality ; The ties that bind ; Seeking a rightful place ; The supportive family ; Magic days ; Not believe in Santa Claus? ; The "real" Santa, the Easter bunny, and the devil.