Behave

Behave

Book - 2016
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Andromeda Romano-Lax offers a fictional biography of Rosalie Rayner Watson, a woman whose lab work is now widely repudiated but who in her time was at the cutting edge of parenting psychology. Both moving and horrifying, Behave is a thought-provoking and compelling novel about the meaning of motherhood.
Publisher: New York : Soho, ©2016.
ISBN: 9781616958008
Characteristics: 391, 6 pages :,illustrations, portraits ;,21 cm.

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CatherineG_1 Jun 02, 2017

Suggested to me by a customer, this is another factional (fiction and fact) story about two of the many pioneers in Child Rearing, Dr. John Watson and Rosalie Rayner. They published a book together in the 1930's that was considered revolutionary before dear old Dr. Spock.
The blend of their personal lives and their own family life made for an interesting story.
As a parent, their theories on raising a child did not agree with mine.

Cynthia_N Jun 16, 2016

This was a slow moving and interesting read. I can't imagine using an emotionally detached style of parenting and it was interesting to see that Rayner struggled with it and Watson second guessed his ideas that were based on studies done on one child. This is a fictional biography.

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