The common sense book of baby and child care
The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child CareCover and spine edges rubbed, corners bumped, light soiling to edges, binding tight, pages unmarked, overall very good in custom archival mylar cover. Back in , pediatrician Benjamin Spock published a child-rearing book that advocated all kinds of tactics we take for granted today, from on-demand feeding for babies to the idea that fathers should play an active role in parenting. Spock advised readers to relax: You know more than you think you do. The book was a hit, though critics slammed the doctor for creating a generation of wimpy parents and spoiled children. Spock's guidebook turned common wisdom about child-rearing on its head. Spock argued that babies did not have to be on a rigid schedule, that children should be treated with a great deal of affection, and that parents should use their own common sense when making child-rearing decisions. Millions of parents worldwide have followed his advice.
Baby and Child Care
Benjamin Spock 's The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care is one of the best-selling books of the twentieth century, selling , copies in the six months after its initial publication in , and 50 million by the time of Spock's death in Spock and his manual helped revolutionize child-rearing methods for the post-World War II generation. Mothers heavily relied on Spock's advice and appreciated his friendly, reassuring tone. You know more than you think you do. Spock's book helped revolutionize child care in the s and s. Prior to this, rigid schedules permeated pediatric care. Influential authors like behavioral psychologist John B.
Spock came to shape the baby-boom generation like no other bestseller, mainly because his book was a bestseller like no other. It has sold more than 50 million copies in print, in 49 languages. In his pages, the worried parent could find help for virtually every problem. For instance, in the most reassuring tones, as smooth as silk, he told postwar mothers that they knew more than they realised and should simply trust their maternal instincts. Where previous American parenting guides were stern and repressive, Spock was humane, benign and borderline permissive, based on — this was really radical — his devout reading of Freud. Spock also projects a seductive, aw-shucks pragmatism on every page of Baby and Child Care.
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