First published in 1923, this book explores the impact on development that heredity and environment has on children. Chaplin argues that too much reliance is placed on education and in fact parents, physicians and teachers should equally be taking into consideration the physical and mental constitution of the child, which could be linked to hereditary and environmental factors. In conjunction with the moral, spiritual and intellectual predispositions that the child may have, Chaplin argues the pros of eugenics (in the perspective of the early 20th century) and equally the importance of euthenics for future prosperity of generations to come.

chapter 1|7 pages

Importance Of The Child

chapter 2|10 pages

Organic Inheritance

chapter 3|12 pages

Social Inheritance

chapter 4|11 pages

Selective Breeding

chapter 5|9 pages

The Beginning Of Life

chapter 6|14 pages

The Developing Period

chapter 7|7 pages

The Pre-School Age

chapter 8|23 pages

The School Child

chapter 9|13 pages

Mental Culture

chapter 10|10 pages

Moral Culture

chapter 11|5 pages

Nerve Culture

chapter 12|16 pages

The Importance Of Proper Nutrition

chapter 13|9 pages

The Family

chapter 14|23 pages

The Dependent Child

chapter 15|13 pages

The Adoption Of Children