By Vergilius Ferm
This complete and specified dictionary attracts from the services of a number of members besides Ferm’s personal large wisdom of pastoral psychology to carry readers a superb advent to the sector. Dictionary of Pastoral Psychology contains an in depth headword checklist and easy-to-use pass references of phrases, and it'll be a useful and lasting reference resource to scholars of the field.
Vergilius Ferm is the writer of numerous reference titles in philosophy, together with Dictionary of Pastoral Psychology and A background of Philosophical structures. He taught on the collage of Wooster, the place he served because the head of the dept of Philosophy and was once the Compton Professor of Philosophy.
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The parent who finds any question embarrassing or seemingly " improper " should realise that the embarrassment and feeling is almost certainly only in his own mind. The problem of dealing with " awkward " questions is a real one, but must be faced. An excuse can be used to gain time, but it should only be to gain time, and not to evade the question. Such statements as " I haven't time to answer that now " or " Perhaps it would be better if I looked the subject up in a book, so that I can give you a better answer " must mean that at the earliest opportunity the subject will be raised again by the parent and suitable answers will be given.
Sugar and spice And all that's nice, That's what little girls are made of. 34 PSYCHOLOGY OF CHILDHOOD TO MATURITY But what are little boys made of ? " This curiosity about babies which develops in children after the age of two years must be recognised. When little children make enquiries about the origin of babies then sufficient truth must be given them. At first the reply that they come from little eggs may prove sufficient. Later it may be necessary in response to further questions to say that the little egg is hatched and grows in the warmth and security of the mother's " tummy " until the baby is big enough to come out into the world.
This vicarious and extrapersonal form of satisfaction accounts for some very objectionable characteristics of persons, groups or peoples. Censorious persons are usually those who, in place of dealing adequately with the guilt in their own minds, get rid of it by projection on to others. It will be obvious that a completed education in the aspect we have been discussing requires at least a recognition of the brotherhood of all mankind, or it can culminate in a feeling of a bond with life in all its forms.
A Dictionary of Pastoral Psychology by Vergilius Ferm