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Series: Notting Hill Editions
Publication Date: November 29, 2022
From Notting Hill Editions
Tiny Feet: A Treasury for ParentsAn Anthology
Introduction by Lauren Child
“It was the most liberating thing that ever happened to me, having children. The children’s demands on me were things that nobody else ever asked me to do.” —Toni Morrison
Children are a wonder, a blessing, a miracle, and everyone has an opinion on how we should raise them. From novelists to pediatricians and from modern parenting “experts” to child psychologists, Tiny Feet is the first anthology of its kind, showcasing a range of the most influential writing about children over the past four hundred years. Published chronologically, the extracts featured in this delightful compendium show the extent to which some of our attitudes have changed while others remain absolute, and remind us of the joy that children have always brought to our lives.
Contributors include: Erik H. Erikson on shame and guilt; Marvin J. Gersh on how to raise children in your “spare time”; Naomi Stadlen on how parenting books undermine parenting by reducing it to a number of essential tasks; and Donald Winnicott on “the good-enough mother.”
Plus: memoir, fiction, and further opinion from Daniel Burgess, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, Isabella Beeton, Charles Darwin, Robert Louis Stevenson, James Sully, Maria Montessori, Bertrand Russell, Margaret Mead, Jean Piaget, Harry F. Harlow, Benjamin Spock, Marvin J. Gersh, Toni Morrison, Lydia Davis, Alison Gopnik, Giuseppina Persico, Cleon C. Mason, Bernardine Evaristo, Ella Cara Deloria, John B. Watson, and Rosalie Rayner.
For parents in the throes of babydom: Tiny Feet is a slim miscellany of historical and literary extracts about how children see the world and how adults see children. Introduced with humor and charm by author and illustrator Lauren Child, this collection offers perspectives that are sometimes captivating, sometimes amusingly anachronistic....Small enough to fit in a Christmas stocking, Tiny Feet is ideal for browsing in fugitive moments of calm amid the squalls.
—Meghan Cox Gurdon, The Wall Street Journal
Showcasing a range of the most influential writing about children over the past four hundred years. . . . the extracts featured in this delightful compendium show the extent to which some of our attitudes have changed while others remain absolute, and remind us of the joy that children have always brought to our lives.