Behavior: What Makes Children The Way They Are

At four months Clem screamed whenever he was bathed, and at six months he invariably yelled at the sight of a spoon nearing his mouth. When he was two years old he screeched while being dressed, and at seven he shrieked for half an hour after failing to hit a ball as far as he wanted to. Yet he was not sick, retarded, psychotic or even the victim of mishandling by his mother. He was simply what used to be known as a difficult child, and chances are that he was born that way. So, at least, believe Psychiatrists Alexander Thomas...

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