ABSTRACT

The hope of Individual Psychology in preparing the children of to-morrow rests primarily on converting the schools and the teachers, although the co-operation of parents is of course never rejected. This chapter considers the situation between the teacher on the one hand, and, on the other, the worried parents who have already experienced humiliation and are prepared for further humiliation on account of their child. It explores that without the parents' co-operation one can do nothing, it is obvious that Franklin's method is the only logical one to adopt in order to help the child. Science is doing away with old worn out customs and traditions. The knowledge we are gaining places more responsibility on the teacher, but as a compensation it gives him far more understanding of the problems of childhood and with it far greater ability to help the children who pass through his hands.