chapter  VI
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The Development of the Real Self and Maternal Libidinal Acknowledgment: Cross-Cultural Approaches

The form of this practice has changed greatly in recent years. Where it is done at all, much greater and more consistent efforts are made to maintain the tie with the mother. Nevertheless, this early experience is useful in providing a contrast to the American style. Bettelheim studied the issue briefly (according to localobservers, all too briefly) and reported his results in Children of the Dream (1969).