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(p. 93) On Security 

(p. 93) On Security
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(p. 93) On Security
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Donald W. Winnicott

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780190271381.003.0010
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date: 24 November 2020

In this essay, Winnicott emphasizes the importance of security to the developing child, but warns parents against overprotectiveness. He believes that from this sense of security arises both self-control and a sense of responsibility in the adolescent who will want to go on to provide a similar environment of security for his or her own child.

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