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Unformatted text preview: his children in ways which neither Freud nor Piaget ever dared, or at least dared admit. At 4 months, Billy "was beginning to show sensitivity of erogenous zones." Cooed or cried in the bath when foreskin pushed back and smiled when he was stroked. Big John and Rosalie went on living their own lives. Children expected to be very polite to their parents. Rarely ate together as a family. Rosalie thought there was some danger that their sons were not enough part of their lives. Treated their children as young adults and expected the same in return. Watson above all wanted his children to be independent. Rosalie was always a little guilty because she was "not the perfect behavioristic wife." Was "still too much on the side of the children." Could not resist kissing and hugging them sometimes. c. By age 3 Jimmy was having recurrent stomach pains. Did this stop Big John? No. Went on to tell all America how to bring up children....
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