Dr. Richardson is an author of recognized stature in the field of child behavior, especially in the adolescent age group. In this book he attempts to cover the entire age span from birth through adolescense. His aim is laudable, and his approach is on an admirable common-sense basis. However, his treatment is perhaps too sketchy and in many places could have been greatly expanded, to the benefit of the reader.
The technique of asking a question and then answering it is sometimes good, but when for every question asked there are scores which might equally well have been included, and when the answers are of a length more suitable to a newspaper column than to a supposedly more comprehensive book, the use of this technique is not as successful as it might be. Also, in answer to questions about sex the author of successful books on this subject for adolescents