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1903 - 1998.  born May 2, 1903 in Connecticut  his father worked, while his mother raised the kids  was the oldest of six children  educated at private.

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2  born May 2, 1903 in Connecticut  his father worked, while his mother raised the kids  was the oldest of six children  educated at private schools when young  went to Yale, finished at Columbia

3  wanted to work with children  found pediatricians focused too much on the physical  decided to specialize in pediatrics  wanted to change the way children were raised  emphasized “do as I say, not as I do”

4  wrote “Baby and Child Care”  his beliefs weren’t the same as most other’s  a more relaxed attitude with children was better  “you know more than you think you do”  fathers needed to play a larger role in children’s lives

5  child’s development retraced history  Pediatricians need psychological training  the original way of child rearing was too harsh on children  children should be raised with love  “children need to feel that his mother and father… still have rights… it trains him from the beginning to get along reasonably with other people.”

6  was not loved by all  some felt that he actually made children’s behavior worse  the New York Times interviewed him and he said he would “be proud if the idealism and militancy of youth today were caused by my book”  no one had a greater impact on parent’s the Dr. Spock  loved not only by the parents that learned from him, but the children who were raised under his instructions

7  President Bill Clinton said “Dr. Spock was a tireless advocate, devoting himself to the cause of improving the lives of children.”  voted one of 100 Most Important People  remembered as being involved, warm and passionate  His bold approaches and opinions made him unforgettable  Labeled as “the father of permissiveness”

8  “The Nation’s Baby Doctor”  the children raised under his advice were the baby boomers  “Baby and Child Car” has sold more that 50 million copies, only outmatched in sales by the Bible

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10 (1989). Dr. Benjamin Spock on spanking. Retrieved April 16, 2009, from Dr. Benjamin Spock Comments on Spankinf -- Excerpts Web site: Bergman, J. The baby doctor. Retrieved April 16, 2009, Web site: Bradley, R. (2009, January, 27). How Dr. Spock destroyed America. World Net Daily, Retrieved April 14, 2009, from Brophy, B. (1989, August 7). Dr. Spock had it right; studies suggest that kids thrive when parents set firm limits. 3, Retrieved April 14, 2009, from Caulfield, R. (1999, June). Trust yourself Revisiting Benjamin Spock. Early Childhood Education, 26, Retrieved April 14, 2009, from Dey, P. (2003, April 28). Dr. Spock's influence still felt as his centennial nears. Retrieved April 16, 2009, Web site: Dinkgrave, R.M. Dr. Benjamin Spock. Retrieved April 16, 2009, Web site: Meakin, J., Kae, T. (2000). Benjamin Spock Physician heal thyself. Retrieved April 16, 2009, Web site: Needlman, R. (2004). Discipline overview. Retrieved April 16, 2009, from Dr. Spock Web site: Remedy, (2003, February, 10). The baby doctor. Retrieved April 16, 2009, from Benjamin Spock, On Darwin and Morality Web site: Benjamin Spock Biography. Retrieved April 16, 2009, Web site: Spock, Benjamin. Retrieved April 16, 2009, from The Netherland Institute Web site:


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