Category Archives: Children and play

Thoughts on “failing” boys and males “dropping out”: “the male exodus” . . . another account of the fight against dehumanization???

The other day I heard about how boys are not doing that well in school nowadays and seem to be failing, even in life.  I’ve heard of many reasons why.  But there always seemed to be something more to me, of something … Continue reading

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Thoughts on ‘girl power’ – another illusion

The other day I heard someone speak of ‘girl power’.  They spoke of it as if it was some big thing.  Out of nowhere I said this statement: “All ‘girl power’ refers to is a bunch of girls who are discovering … Continue reading

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An observation of a 4 year old boy – the ‘initial self’, the ‘death’ theme, and conflicts in relation to development of self and other

I was playing with a 4 year old boy some time ago.  I’ve played with him many times before and have developed something like a ‘play relationship’ with him.  Being a boy, he is very ‘outward’ and ‘rompous’, almost to … Continue reading

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Thoughts on a concern about childrens play

Years ago I wanted to be a psychoanalyst.  I became particularly fascinated with childrens play.  I always loved to play with kids and still do!  Because of this I wanted to be a child psychoanalyst.  Because of this I watched … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on the difference between male and female in children

I have always been fascinated by the difference between the male and female.  It appears naturally in children.  After many years of observing children I can see definite patterns.  Here are a few of them: THE MALE The male, typically, … Continue reading

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