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Magical Child

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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.

Synopsis:

Right from the instant of birth, says Joseph Pearce, the human child has only one concern--to learn all that there is to learn about the world. But in the West we tend to thwart this concern from the very start. Available once again, Magical Child shows how to restore this amazing capacity for creative intelligence that is innate in every human.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 239-251) and index.

About the Author

Joseph Chilton Pearce is the father of five children and the author of The Crack in the Cosmic Egg, Exploring the Crack in the Cosmic Egg, The Bond of Power, and The Magical Child Matures. A former humanities teacher, he now devotes his time to lecturing and writing.

Table of Contents

Magical Child Acknowledgments

Preface

Part I. The Monstrous Understanding

1. Promise Given

2. Matrix Shifts

3. Intelligence as Interaction

4. Stress and Learning

5. The New Demonology

6. Time Bomb

7. Breaking the Bond

Part II. The World

8. Concept

9. Cycle of Competence

10. Establishing the Matrix

11. World As It Is

12. Filling in the Details

13. Division of Labor

14. Primary Perceptions

15. Play

Part III. Transforming the Given

16. Dancing Through the Crack

17. The Two-Way Flow

18. Toward Autonomy

19. The Cycle of Creative Competence

20. Thinking about Thinking

21. Journey into the Mind

22. The Second Bonding

23. Renewing the Promise

Notes

Bibliography

Subject Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780452267893
Author:
Pearce, Jospeh Chilton
Author:
Pearce, Joseph C.
Author:
Pearce, Joseph Chilton
Publisher:
Plume Books
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :
Subject:
Parenting
Subject:
Sociology - Marriage & Family
Subject:
Child rearing
Subject:
Child Psychology
Subject:
Psychotherapy - Child & Adolescent
Subject:
Parenting - General
Subject:
Child Development
Subject:
Psychology-Child Psychology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
no. 1
Publication Date:
19920331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9.02x5.94x.74 in. .63 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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