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(p. 397) Mental Hygiene of the Pre-School Child 

(p. 397) Mental Hygiene of the Pre-School Child
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(p. 397) Mental Hygiene of the Pre-School Child
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Donald W. Winnicott

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780190271336.003.0072
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date: 24 April 2018

In this paper, Winnicott argues that three distinct approaches to the study of the toddler are possible: these concern the physical, the intellectual and the emotional development, respectively. Each has its importance according to Winnicott. He discusses the common tendency to give the first, physical development, more than its share of relative attention, with the idea being that if you look after the body of the little child everything else about him looks after itself.

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