Title: Wholesome Childhood
Author: Ernest R. Groves, Gladys Hoagland Groves, A.B.
Description: Burgundy cloth boards with gilt lettering. Gilt darkened; boards show general soiling; front upper fore-corner bumped. Top edge of text block dust stained. Dust jacket rubbed; light edge chipping; price clipped. DJ in clear archival sleeve. Index. xxi, 183 pp. 7.5 x 5.25 inches. Scarce in dust jacket.
A 1924 book of practical suggestions on childrearing by the nationally famous couple, counselors on marriage and family. Ernest Rutherford Groves (1878-1946) served on the faculty of the University of North Carolina for almost two decades as a professor of sociology and was often quoted as an authority by physicians, psychiatrists and psychologists. Gladys Hoagland Groves (1894-1980) was a pioneer in counseling on sex and marriage, taught at the Garland School of Homemaking (which later merged with Boston University) and, after Ernest's death, served as a professor of family relations at University of North Carolina. Both Ernest and Gladys had been presidents of the National Council on Family Relations.
Contents: Introduction; The Foundation Period: First Six Months; The Period of Discovery: Six Month to One Year; The Period of Achievement: One Year to Two Years; The Period of Contacts: Two Years to Three Years; The Period of Self-Discipline: Three Years to Six Years; The Period of School Adventure: Six Years to Ten Years; The Period of Stress: Ten Years to Fourteen Years. Includes a two-page bibliography of books recommended to parents.
Condition: Very Good –
Jacket Condition: Very Good
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
Place: Boston and New York
Keywords: child care, child training, childhood, nineteen-twenties, 1920s, child psychology,
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