chapter  One
13 Pages

"Where do babies come from?" What makes children want to learn?

WithHamish Canham

This chapter considers what are the fundamental questions for those involved in the education of children and adolescents. Melanie Klein’s earliest publications were about children’s difficulties in school and with learning, reading, and writing. Psychotherapists are interested in difficulties in learning and thinking because the ability to think about oneself and to learn from experience is crucial in the development of the personality and in the ability to make use of psychoanalytic treatment. As lightning to the Children eased with explanation kind the truth must dazzle gradually or every man is blind in thinking about this problem, the widespread fantasy that many adults and children have at some point that they have been adopted and are in fact the lost offspring of royalty. First, small children need someone to share with them the pleasure in finding out about the world.