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Bruno Bettelheim

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The child intuitively comprehends that although these stories are unreal, they are not untrue ...

— Bruno Bettelheim

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The ability to read becomes devalued when what one has learned to read adds nothing of importance to one's life.

— Bruno Bettelheim

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Since there are thousands of fairy tales, one may safely guess that there are probably equal numbers where the courage and determination of females rescue males, and vice versa.

— Bruno Bettelheim


Play reaches the habits most needed for intellectual growth.

— Bruno Bettelheim

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Not only is our love for our children sometimes tinged with annoyance, discouragement, and disappointment, the same is true for the love our children feel for us.

— Bruno Bettelheim

#children #disappointment #discouragement #feel #love

The fear of failure is so great, it is no wonder that the desire to do right by one's children has led to a whole library of books offering advice on how to raise them.

— Bruno Bettelheim

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Punishment may make us obey the orders we are given, but at best it will only teach an obedience to authority, not a self-control which enhances our self-respect.

— Bruno Bettelheim

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Raising children is a creative endeavor, an art rather than a science.

— Bruno Bettelheim

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About Bruno Bettelheim

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Personal controversy
After Bettelheim's suicide in 1990 detractors claimed that Bettelheim exploded in screaming anger at students and went beyond firm treatment to corporal punishment. One of his most famous books The Empty Fortress (1967) contains a complex and detailed explanation of this dynamic in psychoanalytical and psychological terms. )
1974 A Home for the Heart Knopf New York.

He gained an international reputation for his work on Freud psychoanalysis and emotionally disturbed children.

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