CHILD CARE AND THE GROWTH OF LOVE Author:John Bowlby Pelican Books # A271. "A Summary of a report prepared under the auspices of the World Health Organization in 1951 on the importance of mother-love in the development of the child's character and personality and the problem of the motherless child." Based by Permission of the World Health Organization on the Report 'Maternal Care and Mental Heal... more »th' by John Bowlby and abridged and edited by Margery Fry.
From the About This Book page: "Among the most remarkable results of the work of the new school of psychologists is the realization that mother-love is, perhaps, the greatest influence in the formation of character and personality...This book is a summary of Dr. Bowlby's report, freed from many of its technicalities and prepared for the general reader. It explains how the capacity for love and sympathy in adult life has its roots in early childhood, and how a lack of motherly love may permanently stunt the growth of love; and suggests practical steps to prevent the neglected children of today from becoming the neglectful parents of the future."« less