Benjamin McLane Spock (1903-1998) Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care in 1946 urged less rigidity in bringing up children than had been advised by previous generations of writers on the subject, but was misunderstood as advocating complete permissiveness.
In his later work he stressed that his commonsense approach had not implied rejecting all discipline, but that his main aim was to give parents the confidence to trust their own judgement. He has been an active peace campaigner.
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Benjamin Spock was an American paediatrician and writer on child care.