The authors have attempted to give a complete picture of a growing child. The general principles of child rearing and training are considered, with emphasis on every-day problems.
The subject matter includes both physical and mental development. Physical growth, with weight charts; general care, including diet; clothing; nutrition; infant feeding; posture, and the common children's diseases are considered. There is a discussion of habits: emotional, eating, sleeping, etc. Several chapters are devoted to a discussion of discipline, with constructive suggestions for meeting every-day problems, such as play, curiosity and falsehood.
The psychologic subjects are considered from a conservative, logical standpoint. The authors have not been so successful in their treatment of the physical problems. Such statements as "A healthy child is first of all the proper weight for his age and height" and "By the time children reach the age of six all but three-tenths percent have some defect..." are