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This book blew my mind as a teenager Basically it is a description of a radical school in England that believed back when this was not a popular idea that the child is born inherently good, and should be allowed to discover the world academics at her own pace A.S Neill, the founder of the school and the book s author, is a little heavy on Freud but it s a very, very interesting documentation of a social experiment. (((FREE DOWNLOAD))) ☝ Summerhill: A Radical Approach to Child Rearing ⇛ Publisher Harold Hart approached Neill to write about his controversial school, together compiled this book from Neill s other works, which became the number one nonfiction bestseller in the USA The effect of the book helped to promulgate Neill s educational theories, as well as reviving the flagging attendance at the long running experimental school that he had founded inin Germany in conjunction with the Neue Schule, then moved to England in The Educational Psychology professor at Grinnell College was so personally lackluster, so unusually straight for the time, that I cannot recall his name His class, however, despite a bow to orthodoxy by having us go through Ausibel and Robinson s textbook, included some great ancillary reading, the best and most provocative of which was A.S Neill s Summerhill For one who was going out of his way to read radical literature, Summerhill was still impressive, maybe the most challenging and eye op The Educational Psychology professor at Grinnell College was so personally lackluster, so unusually straight for the time, that I cannot recall his name His class, however, despite a bow to orthodoxy by having us go through Ausibel and Robinson s textbook, included some great ancillary reading, the best and most provocative of which was A.S Neill s Summerhill For one who was going out of his way to read radical literature, Summerhill was still impressive, maybe the most challenging and eye opening of the lot.Imagine, then, a successful educator running a school entirely without coercion Imagine raising a child entirely without coercion What if no child were forced to go to class or to study What if no child were pressured into adult toilet habits These were new thoughts to me at the time and the impact of Neill on American education in the sixties was comparable to Rousseau s on the French two centuries earlier The author of The Idle Parent, which I loved, makes frequent reference to Summerhill and A S Neill s parenting and teaching methods So I decided to read Summerhill and found very little to recommend it The beginning section, in which Neill describes his unique boarding school Summerhill was interesting and informative But the rest of the book, in which Neill explains his philosophy toward children, felt very dated and way off base to me Neill turns out to be a Freudian this book was wri The author of The Idle Parent, which I loved, makes frequent reference to Summerhill and A S Neill s parenting and teaching methods So I decided to read Summerhill and found very little to recommend it The beginning section, in which Neill describes his unique boarding school Summerhill was interesting and informative But the rest of the book, in which Neill explains his philosophy toward children, felt very dated and way off base to me Neill turns out to be a Freudian this book was written around 1960 , and he believes that most problems children have stem either from not knowing where babies come from having that knowledge withheld from them by well meaning adults or from not being allowed to touch themselves and feeling shame about sexual impulses And when I say children, I mean children even little five yr olds suffer from these problems in Neill s view Apparently, all it takes is a little talk with Neill for the children to have any difficulty, academic or emotional, cleared up In fact, Neill seems to have practiced psychotherapy on the students at Summerhill Neill champions the idea of the self regulated child, and believes that a child that is completely left alone will end up healthy and happy He seems to place little or no value on intellectual pursuits Overall I was left with the impression that Neill meant well, and his school may have been a welcome haven for children who were suffering in a traditional school environment, or who needed to get away from troubled parents But mostly reading this book made me question my respect for and belief in The Idle Parent, since it s author seems to place so much faith in Neill s philosophy I can see how this book and its ideas may have seemed radical and progressive in a good way fifty years ago, but now they just seem dated and a little crazy I loved and hated this book about how children who are not coerced to do anything become uninhibited and naturally good and caring given a situation with enough social pressure to be that way The book was based on Neill s school where he didn t force any child to go to classes but most students went anyway I loved how Neill had such a down to earth style of giving advice and acknowledged that every child is different and requires sensitivity to their needs I thought it was amazing how he I loved and hated this book about how children who are not coerced to do anything become uninhibited and naturally good and caring given a situation with enough social pressure to be that way The book was based on Neill s school where he didn t force any child to go to classes but most students went anyway I loved how Neill had such a down to earth style of giving advice and acknowledged that every child is different and requires sensitivity to their needs I thought it was amazing how he had the guts to give positive reinforcement to rebellious behaviors he paid girls to continue raiding the larder, and they magically stopped One of his ideas was that a child needs to sense that you love and approve of them before they ll give you any respect He was also for complete sexual education and freedom for his students, trusting that they wouldn t fool around because his teenage students loved Summerhill too much to sully its name with an unwed pregnancy and I guess it worked.I disliked like how self satisfied he was His comments on how preschool children and babies need constant attention made me wonder if he had ever been the main caregiver for a small child Also, his Freudian interpretations of everything started to feel like a conspiracy theory The book went on for too long, way past the point that I felt I understood his approach I also feel like maybe his approach worked for neurotypical students, but felt disappointed that he didn t bother addressing why the Summerhill school didn t work for everyone This book change the way I see parenting and education from that of a discipline controlling one to giving the freedom that a child crave for It puts emphasis on being on the side of the child , being open and honest It covers education from different angles from academic, personality, to the touchy subject of sex and religion It s interesting to see that most of the students in summerhill school seem to be able to understand clearly that freedom is without consequence and limited to the fr This book change the way I see parenting and education from that of a discipline controlling one to giving the freedom that a child crave for It puts emphasis on being on the side of the child , being open and honest It covers education from different angles from academic, personality, to the touchy subject of sex and religion It s interesting to see that most of the students in summerhill school seem to be able to understand clearly that freedom is without consequence and limited to the freedom of their peers.However, things have changed alot since the 1930s 1970s and some of the techniques may not be as effective, and the author admits that One has to read this book with a pinch of salt It not meant to be prescriptive, it meant to broaden up ones perspective.The book consists of 2 parts, the first part tells the experience on leading summerhill school, whereas the latter tells how the author becomes how he was and came about with the idea It puts the idea into context.Well recommended read for all parents This is a great book about a man who started an experimental school where children are treated as equals and freedom is the main objective It s so hard to explain, and the book is old and dated, but there are some great ideas about child rearing which also makes me think about how I treat my own friends and family and the children I get to hang out with Read it knowing that it was written a long time ago and that some of the language and ideas are outdated Otherwise, I love this book. A pleasure to read Neill s insights about raising children come from observing them grow in an environment that listens to their needs It s an opportunity to learn that kids are naturally happy and good If they are loved and raised according to their needs, they will become responsible productive adults by all means Sad how much we miss of the kids childhood by having them adjust to strict environments. A.S Neill had a great idea for an experiment in education where children were able to learn and discover at their own pace Since I was one of those children who did not learn to read on schedule, I was particularly taken with his ideas This book is in no way radical now, and its reliance on Freudian ideas further dates it, but I still feel that in many ways, he was ahead of his time. The book is part memoir, part freedom based education manifest Both were quite enjoyable.Given that the book was written in the 50s, it suffers from a lot of anachronisms behavior of bad parents is not something that you would encounter today , and school system has improved a lot since Neill started his institution, so he feels less radical today which is a good sign of overall progress Also, Freud s influence is abundant throughout, and it seems that the application of psycho analysi The book is part memoir, part freedom based education manifest Both were quite enjoyable.Given that the book was written in the 50s, it suffers from a lot of anachronisms behavior of bad parents is not something that you would encounter today , and school system has improved a lot since Neill started his institution, so he feels less radical today which is a good sign of overall progress Also, Freud s influence is abundant throughout, and it seems that the application of psycho analysis worked for Summerhill back then not sure if it would still apply today.The best part of the book for me was listening to a story of a man who decided that after a lifetime of working with children that children should be allowed to be children as much as they can in order to grow into happier persons children are not meant to carry responsibilities that are not suited for their age trust children and show them respect as individual democratic environment of the school mis direction of emotions love, anger and anything in between in family will manifest through child s mis behavior Question yourself first as a parent , then your child a free child based on everything above will find it s own interests and have enough self motivation to achieve its own goal in life I m pretty sure I lost some points, but those were the big ones for me Parts I could agree on without any discussions points 1 3 , Freudian part point 4 and completely open approach to sex in order to release frustrations, inhibitions and neurosis is a bit harder to swallow label me repressed and find hidden meaning in that sentence if you must After discussing Point 5 with a pedagogue friend, it seems that modern literature on the subject confirmed that internal motivation will usually under perform in the aspect of achieving learning goals when compared to external motivation As Neill himself commented Summerhill never gave successful writers, scientists, engineers from it s students i.e modern day successful people They managed to turn frustrated students into happy, well rounded individuals That s already impressive