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(p. 313) Children Learning 

(p. 313) Children Learning
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(p. 313) Children Learning
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Donald W. Winnicott

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780190271404.003.0054
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date: 28 October 2020

Winnicott, in a lecture to a college for further education on the subject of religion and belief, discusses how a child comes to have a sense of trust or belief that is not inculcated, as in the case of religion, but rather derived from the nature of his relationships to those who have reared him. The mother, essentially, is seen by Winnicott through her early care of the child as establishing a growing trust within him for her capacity for reliability and love.

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