Locked doors: What they mean to young children

LeShan, Eda
January 1997
Mothering;Jan-Mar97, Issue 82, p19
Discusses the reasons why some children feel a sense of abandonment or rejection when they are confronted with locked doors. Case of a four-year-old girl who would not let her mother out of sight since her father departed; Criticism of the confrontational attitude of some psychologists toward children who panic when doors are locked on them; Ways of teaching children to look at locked doors differently.


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