Medicine: Too Much Mother

He that spareth his rod hateth his son; but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes. Modern psychiatrists disagree with Solomon's technique, agree with his principle. One of their greatest problems is the overly protective mother who, in an excess of affection, turns her child into a sissy or a tyrant.

In a learned series of articles in the quarterly Psychiatry, Manhattan Psychiatrist Dr. David Mordecai Levy tells how tight apron strings, excessive mothering, make problem children.

Out of thousands of mothers interviewed at an institute for child guidance, Dr. Levy chose 20 choice...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!