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Child-rearing Secrets from Dr. Henry Wilson

When we think of ground-breakers in the field of children and communication, names like Dr. Piaget from France or Dr. Montessori from Italy may come to mind. From a Canadian perspective, Dr. Henry Wilson made an enormous contribution to modeling healthy communication between adults and children. Dr. Henry Wilson was called "Big Baby Brother" because of his uncanny ability to communicate with clarity and compassion to children of all ages. His own daughter, Madeline, said that "the secret of his success with children in a great measure was due to his adaptability and his own youthful spirit." He was never too big to become as a little child to children. He was never too holy to fail to be human at the same time; never too busy or preoccupied to fail to be gracious and empathetic.

Despite the enormous pain that he had experienced in his life, he was often seen with a smile on his face, and laughter on his lips. Twice he had seen his wives die during childbirth, leaving him a widower with three young children. Then tragically his only son, while boating, slipped overboard, and was crushed to death by a paddlewheel. One of Dr. Wilsonís favorite quotations was "The mark of rank in nature is capacity for pain, and the anguish of the singer makes the sweetness of the strain."

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