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(p. 323) The Only Child 

(p. 323) The Only Child
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(p. 323) The Only Child
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Donald W. Winnicott

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780190271343.003.0051
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date: 21 April 2018

In this essay, Winnicott discusses children who, although they live in ordinary good homes, have no brothers and sisters. He describes the advantages and disadvantages of such a situation for the child and stresses the importance of play with other children for these only children to avoid precociousness.

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