The home environment of model pupils

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Ann Raper Martin (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Franklin McNutt

Abstract: The influence of the home on the child is of major importance, if not the most important factor, in the development of the personality. Most authorities on child development stress the significance of the home background as an influence on the growth of the child. Concerning this point, Driscoll and Meek state: In the development of personality the place which the family milieu and home environment will play is of primary significance. The family milieu has much to teach the child and has a profound influence upon his behavior. The young child feels more than he understands. He imitates more than he reasons. Day by day he sees his parents and his brothers and sisters acting in response to the demands of life. He feels the anger, the tension, the happiness and the fear that grips the individual members of the family. He reacts to these and incorporates many such responses into his own behavior. While the child's personality will be determined somewhat by his physical, mental and social development, it will be essentially an expression of the interaction between his developing individualism and the environment of his family.1

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Language: English
Date: 1950
Home and school
Parent and child

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