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for the recreational period ho cried and said that his stomach
hurt* He stayed in the room that day. At that time he gave
an account of the experience on the playground# ffhe fear of
the recurrence of that experience caused the pais# fhis fear
mm overcome by the understanding attitude of the one who
guided him* It was accomplished "by praising him when praise
was due* dealing with him kindly, refraining from criticizing,
humiliating, or nagging Ma* This treatment gave him suffi-
cient confidence to overcome Ms difficulty#
J* s feeling of inferiority was shown in such behavior
patterns as ©delusiveness * grumbling, projection, superior-
ity, and attention getting* The factor operating in produc-
ing J*a personality maladjustment was his father*e attitude
toward hi©* fo correct this condition the parents developed
an atmosphere of confidence and an attitude of understanding#
They avoided comparisons and unjust criticisms* 'Ihe father
arranged to devote extra time to the child and his personal
interests. J cam® t© feel secure with his father, fhe
parent© became his partners in achieving his goal at his
level of maturity, rather than their goals which'were at the
adult level of understanding.
In the Glaosrootft self-confidence war established in the
child by giving hi© sincere praise for work ne-11 done, and
by avoiding unfavorable comparisons with other children*
Improvement was viewed with respect to his own abilities, and
opportunities were provided where hi® achievements were pre-
sented to his group in a favorable light#
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Leith, Beulah Thornton. The Effect of Individual Guidance on Maladjusted Children with Respect to Personality Development and Achievement in Reading, thesis, 1950; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130212/m1/90/: accessed November 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .