The Magic Years Author:Selma H. Fraiberg To a small child, the world is an exciting but sometimes frightening and unstable place. In "The Magic Years," Selma Fraiberg takes the reader into the mind of the child, showing how he confronts this world and learns to cope with it. With great warmth and perception, she discusses the problems at each stage of development and reveals the qual... more »ities-above all, the quality of understanding-that can provide the right answer at critical moments.
"An expert with a gift for writing describes how children mature from birth to six years old...She discusses theories and facts about feeding, talking, sex education, fantasy, self-control, fear and other subjects in the practical terms of daily living." -Parents Magazine
"The Magic Years" is far and above the best description of this early developmental period I have read." -Mental Health Bulletin
"Mrs. Fraiberg has written a remarkable book...Her style is engagingly literate and graceful. Her psychoanalytic point of view is wisely leavened with intellectual breadth and a sturdy good sense, and her pages are brightened with not only a delightful humor but with a warm appreciation of the gaiety and fun that are the often neglected parts of both parenthood and childhood." -Contemporary Psychology« less