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Magical Child: Rediscovering Nature's Plan for Our Children [First Edition]

Pearce, Joseph Chilton

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ISBN 10: 0525150358 / ISBN 13: 9780525150350
Published by E.P. Dutton & Co Inc, 1977
Condition: Collectible - Good Hardcover
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First Edition, First Printing. Good condition. Light to moderate shelf wear, creasing on covers. Binding intact. Tears on DJ. Fair condition Dust Jacket Included. DJ has moderate to heavy edge wear, creasing, rubbing, chipping. (VV21). Bookseller Inventory # 100325958

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Title: Magical Child: Rediscovering Nature's Plan ...

Publisher: E.P. Dutton & Co Inc

Publication Date: 1977

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Collectible - Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Fair

Edition: First Edition

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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 ourselves, 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 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 birth 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 birthright 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.

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.

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