CONTENTS:- Preface 1. The Mother's lap. 2. The only-too-teachable child: Adaptation or adaptability?. 3. The obstinate core. 4. What does the child come trailing?. 5. The importance of being three years old. 6. The meaning of make-believe. 7. Fact, Fiction, and Truth. 8. Vestigial maturities and the rhythm of revolt. 9. On learning to read, and other Accomplishments. 10. Skills and the mind. 11. American women and home science. 12. Developing personality. 13. Improving personal Appearance.
Child is the father of man. He is to handle the future society. Therefore, the work of child care needs great attention. It is the child care that makes a child responsive. The child needs attention to him and to his problems. The human child does not long retain the simplicity of the birds' emotional life. Its entire existence from the beginning is too closely involved in the world of its mother; and its cup of joy or sorrow from earliest days contains ingredients that overflow from her more complex experience. It is already something more than an individual atom, for it dwells amidst thoughts and emotions founded in the mammalian bond uniting mother and child.