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(p. 125) Introduction to The Child, the Family, and the Outside World 

(p. 125) Introduction to The Child, the Family, and the Outside World
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(p. 125) Introduction to The Child, the Family, and the Outside World
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Donald W. Winnicott

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10.1093/med:psych/9780190271398.003.0017
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date: 10 December 2019

In Winnicott’s introduction to his book The Child, the Family and the Outside World, newly published by Pelican in 1964, he stresses that the best mothering comes out of the mother’s natural self-reliance and ordinary devotion. While some of the book is addressed directly to mothers, in his view it is not essential for mothers to read books about childcare. Winnicott hopes to give support to mothers in their reliance on their own natural tendencies.

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