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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 the ‘mystic child’

There is something I call the ‘mystic child’.  This is a reference to how many females are always looking out into life for a child that isn’t there.  It’s so strong they need representations about them all the time reflecting … Continue reading

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