[The above is substantially the text of the program released for broadcast the weekend of December 14–16 in the radio series, "The Bible Speaks to You," heard internationally over more than 800 stations. This is one of the weekly programs produced by the Christian Science Committee on Publication, 107 Falmouth Street, Boston 15, Massachusetts.]

RADIO PROGRAM No. 37 - What Are Children Made Of?

HOST: Remember the old nursery rhyme about what little girls are made of and what little boys are made of? The girls were supposed to be made of "sugar and spice and all things nice," while the ingredients of little boys were considerably less appealing! Over the years many theories have been devised for measuring, analyzing, and classifying children. Yet to many parents—and to others, too—the job of understanding children is still a big challenge.

One widely accepted view of children is drawn by S. R. Slavson in his book, "Child Psychotherapy." He says, "... the child is impelled by the laws of biologic and organic growth and by his psychic evolvement, as well as by the resentments and hostilities built up in the course of his brief life." [Columbia University Press, New York, New York.]

It's not surprising that many parents wonder if this troubled view of the child is really the whole story. What are your comments?

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