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Frankel, A.K. (1975). Journal of the American Academy of Child Psychiatry. XIII, 1974: The Clinical Dimension of Baby Games. Selma Fraiberg. Pp. 202-220.. Psychoanal Q., 44:497-498.
    
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: Journal of the American Academy of Child Psychiatry. XIII, 1974: The Clinical Dimension of Baby Games. Selma Fraiberg. Pp. 202-220.

(1975). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 44:497-498

Journal of the American Academy of Child Psychiatry. XIII, 1974: The Clinical Dimension of Baby Games. Selma Fraiberg. Pp. 202-220.

Alice Kross Frankel

This article is of particular interest to practicing analysts because of its clear implications concerning an aspect of parenting that can readily be generalized to ordinary parents. Fraiberg's data is based on her observations of parent-infant games invented by parents of blind infants. She stresses the adaptive role of parent-baby games in safely

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discharging—while defending against—forbidden parental impulses. 'The game … keeps the biological contract in which parental love protects the child against aggression.' Examples are presented of failure of healthy play, in which parental acting out is ritualized into the games. Knowledge of this area of parental behavior can be of great importance in evaluating and predicting parental functioning.

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Article Citation

Frankel, A.K. (1975). Journal of the American Academy of Child Psychiatry. XIII, 1974. Psychoanal. Q., 44:497-498

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