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The little trials of childhood and children's strategies for dealing with them

Author: Frances Chaput Waksler
Publisher: London ; Washington, D.C. : Falmer Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A little explored area of childhood is that of the troubles and difficulties children experience simply by being children. Using adults' stories about being a child, such as not being believed, being left unprotected against monsters, and discovering that Santa Claus is not real, this book presents children as they live in the social worlds of adults and in social worlds of their own making. The book brings to life  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frances Chaput Waksler
ISBN: 0750704535 9780750704533 0750704543 9780750704540
OCLC Number: 34738712
Description: ix, 222 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: What are the little trials of childhood and children's strategies for dealing with them? --
Whose body is it? --
Presenting one's self --
Activities --
Emotions ignored, minimized, distorted, and denied --
Knowledge --
Knowledge: the case of Santa Claus --
Teachers and school --
Crying and temper tantrums, lying and subterfuge, and other strategies for dealing with the little trials of childhood --
What can be learned? --
Appendix: What is hard about being a child? Responses from a first-grade class.
Other Titles: Little trials of childhood
Responsibility: Frances Chaput Waksler.

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A little explored area of childhood is that of the troubles and difficulties children experience simply by being children. Using adults' stories about being a child, this book presents children as  Read more...
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'Every now and then a social scientist writes a book that can best be described as charming. Such is the case with Fran Waksler's latest creation. Waksler, already known for her pithy style, Read more...

 
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