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(p. 369) Letter to The Times: ‘Blood-Tie’ Child 

(p. 369) Letter to The Times: ‘Blood-Tie’ Child
(p. 369) Letter to The Times: ‘Blood-Tie’ Child

Donald W. Winnicott

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date: 12 July 2020

Winnicott’s letter to The Times responding to a Mr Sparks’ request that Bowlby et al. provide empirical evidence that a child removed from its parents at a young age would be much impaired. Winnicott writes that it is generally known that small babies are highly dependent on the constancy of the person who looks after them. He argues for Mr Sparks to prove that the general public and the vast majority of parents who hold this belief are wrong.

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