The Normal School Child

The Normal School Child

His Problems, Physical and Emotional

1st Edition - January 1, 1964

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  • Author: R. S. Illingworth
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483194370

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The Normal School Child: His Problems, Physical and Emotional presents information pertinent to the common problems of the normal child of school age. This book provides an outline of common physical and behavioral disorders of children to emphasize the importance of the entire environment for every child. Organized into 21 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the important factor in the environment after birth. This text then explains the difference between loving a child and showing him love. Other chapters consider some common behavior problems, including bed-wetting, sleep problems, poor appetite, and bowel problems and soiling. This book discusses as well difficult behaviors, including crying, jealousy, fear, and shyness. The final chapter deals with the significance of early learning and the cumulative nature of intellectual growth, which have important implications for child-rearing practice. This book is a valuable resource for pediatricians, parents, teachers, and readers concerned with the management of children of school age.

Table of Contents


  • 1 The Background of Behaviour

    The Background

    They are All Different

    All Children are Different

    Parents are Different

    Teachers are Different

    Siblings are Different

    Parents and Teachers are Only Human

    Position in the Family

    The Adopted Child

    2 Psychological Needs

    Love and Security

    Time

    Working Mothers

    Showing Affection

    Giving Everything he Wants

    Acceptance and Approval

    Encouragement

    The Management of Fear

    Unkindness

    Favouritism

    Comparisons

    Rejection and Cruelty

    Separation

    Other Factors

    Results of Lack of Love and Security

    The Future

    The Importance of Example

    Suggestion

    Independence: The Avoidance of Over-Protection

    The Avoidance of Perfectionism, Over-Ambition, Exploitation

    Children's Interests

    The Role of the Father

    Sex Education

    Conclusions

    3 Discipline and Punishment

    The Need for Discipline

    Principles in the Teaching of Discipline

    Punishment in History

    The Avoidance of Punishment

    The Principles of Punishment

    Most Punishment is Wrong

    4 Common Behaviour Problems

    Enuresis (Bed-Wetting)

    Primary Enuresis

    Acquired Enuresis

    Treatment

    The Bowels Constipation and Soiling

    Poor Appetite

    Sleep Problems

    Failure to go to Sleep

    Nightmares

    Restlessness in Sleep

    Sleep-Walking

    5 Further Behaviour Problems

    Thumb-Sucking

    Nail-Biting

    Masturbation

    Sexual Behaviour

    6 Some Bad Behaviour

    Bad Temper and Rudeness

    Aggressiveness and Bullying

    Lying

    Stealing

    Juvenile Delinquency

    Smoking

    Alcohol

    Glue Sniffing

    7 More Difficult Behaviour

    Fears

    Shyness

    Crying

    Jealousy

    Jealousy in Parents

    Tics

    The Over-Active Child

    The Emotional Comphcations of Epilepsy

    Obsessional Behaviour

    8 I Don't Know What's Got Into Him.—A Problem of Childhood and Adolescence

    Strained Family Relationships

    Problems of the Young Adolescent

    The Conclusions

    9 Some School Problems

    Dislike of School

    Truancy

    Absence from School

    Bullied, Teased, Unpopular

    10 Physical Growth and Obesity

    Normal Physical Growth

    Variations in Physical Growth

    Secular Trends in Physical Growth

    Physical Growth at Puberty and Adolescence

    Obesity

    Treatment

    11 Twins

    Diagnosis of Identical Twins

    Frequency of Twins

    Intelligence of Twins

    Speech

    Identical Twins

    Emotional Problems

    12 Common Symptoms

    Sore Throat

    Earache

    The Running nose

    Epistaxis (Bleeding Nose)

    Mouth-Breathing

    Tonsils and Adenoids

    Cough

    Tuberculosis

    Glands of Neck

    Asthma

    Vomiting

    Worms

    Faints

    Pallor

    Lassitude

    Aches and Pains

    Headache

    Recurrent Abdominal Pains

    Limb Pains

    Stitch

    The Delicate Child

    The Ill Child

    On Keeping the Child in Bed

    On Taking a Child to Hospital

    Symptoms for which Medical Advice Should be Sought

    13 Infection

    Common Infectious Diseases

    Quarantine

    Isolation within the Home

    The Prevention of Other Infections

    Immunization

    Tetanus

    Whooping-Cough

    Diphtheria

    Poliomyelitis

    Smallpox

    Tuberculosis

    Measles

    Influenza and Typhoid Fever

    14 Accidents and Poisonings

    The First-Aid Kit

    First-Aid Treatment

    After the Accident

    15 The Care of a Child's Teeth

    Care Before Birth

    Early Days

    Dental Decay

    Tooth-Brushing

    Sweet-Eating

    Causes of Irregular Teeth

    The Effect of Sucking Habits

    Injury to the Teeth

    Orthodontic Treatment

    16 Skin Conditions which may Affect the School Child

    The Normal Skin

    Dryness and Chapping

    Chilblains

    Solar Eruptions

    Infection of the Skin

    Boils

    Fungus Infections:

    Ringworm

    Ringworm of the Body and Limbs

    Ringworm of the Scalp

    Warts

    Infestations

    Eczema

    Nettle Rash

    Papular Urticaria

    Psoriasis

    Acne Vulgaris

    Birthmarks

    17 Common Orthopaedic Conditions

    Normal Gait

    Feet and Shoes

    Flat Feet

    Toe Deformities

    Other Foot Conditions

    Knock-Knee and Bow-Leg

    Other Conditions of the Knee

    Hip Conditions

    Spinal Deformities

    Upper Limbs

    Injuries and Infections

    18 The Background Intelligent Child

    Discouragement

    Teacher-Child Incompatibility

    Lack of Motivation

    Failure to Recognize Mental Superiority

    School Absences

    Handicaps

    Repeated Changes of School

    Emotional Difficulties in the Child

    Factors Causing Deterioration of Work at Puberty

    Poor Concentration

    Laziness

    Excessive Interest in Sport and Other Outside Pursuits

    An Unsatisfactory Family Background

    Delayed Maturation

    The Effect of Drugs

    Unusually Slow or Unusually Cautious Thought

    Conclusions

    19 Backwardness in Certain Subjects

    Delayed and Indistinct Speech

    Stuttering

    Reading and Spelling Difficulties

    The Clumsy Child

    The Establishment of Hand Dominance

    The Barely Average Child

    20 Mental Superiority

    Features in Infancy

    Features of the Mentally Superior Child at School Age

    Pre-Requisites for Eminence

    The Emotional Problems of Mental Superiority

    How Mentally Superior Children can be Helped

    How Mentally Superior Children can be Held Back

    The Outlook for the Mentally Superior Child

    Historical

    21 Intelligence and Intelligence Testing

    Further Reading

Product details

  • No. of pages: 250
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1964
  • Published: January 1, 1964
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483194370

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R. S. Illingworth

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