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Magical Child: Rediscovering Nature's Plan for Our Children

Pearce, Joseph Chilton

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ISBN 10: 0525150358 / ISBN 13: 9780525150350
Published by E P Dutton - Obelisk Books, New York, 1977
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Scarce first edition. First printing; full numberline. Orange boards, black cloth spine wrap, gilt stamped spine titles, lt. shelf wear. Pages fine, clean. Dj lt. shelf wear; clipped, protected in new clear sleeve. This classic work profoundly examines childbirth pratices, parenting, and the education of our children. Its daring ideas concern how society damages our children, and how we can better nurture them, and ourselves. Never more relevant than the closed, regimented, narrow and rote regurgitation system of today. From birth, the human child has one concern: to learn all that there is to learn about the world. Our planet earth is the child's playground, and nothing should interfere with a child's play. Raised this way, suggests Pearce, the Magical Child is a a happy genius, capable of great depth, near limitless bounds, and fully equipped to fulfill his amazing potential. Expanding on the ideas of acclaimed biologist turned 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, perspectives, or lack thereof, and false beliefs utilized in raising and educating our children. Pearce then demonstrates how we can restore the astonishing wealth of creative intelligence that is the birthright of every human being. Pearce challenges our notions about child rearing, and in the process challenges us to re-examine ourselves. The message is simple: it is never too late to play, for we are all Magical Children. 257 pages. Insured post. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" Tall. Bookseller Inventory # 017606

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

Publisher: E P Dutton - Obelisk Books, New York

Publication Date: 1977

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition.

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Shows the ways in which we thwart the child from learning all there is to know about his world and suggests approaches to recovering our genetic capacity for creative intelligence

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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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