Cover of: Magical child | Joseph Chilton Pearce

Magical child

Rediscovering nature's plan for our children

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Published by Bantam Books .
Written in English.

About the Book

Magical Child, a classic work, profoundly questioned the current thinking on childbirth pratices, parenting, and educating our children. Now its daring ideas about how Western society is damaging our children, and how we can better nurture them and oruselves, ring truer than ever. From the very instant of birth, says Joseph Chilton Pearce, the human child has only one concern: to learn all that there is to learn about the world. This planet is the child's playground, and nothing should interfere with a child's play. Raised this way, the Magical Child is a a happy genius, capable of anything, equipped to fulfill his amazing potential. Expanding on the ideas of internationally acclaimed child psychologist Jean Piaget, Pearce traces the growth of the mind-brain from brith to adulthood. He connects the alarming rise in autism, hyperkinetic behavior, childhood schizophrenia, and adolescent suicide to the all too common errors we make in raising and educating our children. Then he shows how we can restore the astonishing wealth of creative intelligence that is the brithright of every human being. Pearce challenged all our notions about child rearing, and in the process challenges us to re-examine ourselves. Pearce's message is simple: it is never too late to play, for we are all Magical Children

First Sentence

The human mind-brain system is designed for functions radically different from and broader than its current uses.

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Number of pages
301

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL7817907M
Internet Archive
magicalchildredipear
ISBN 10
0553124781
ISBN 13
9780553124781
Library Thing
167727
Goodreads
2449788
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