Né à Benghazi, en Libye, le 22 décembre 1937 dans la communauté juive libyenne. Après avoir été expulsé de Libye en 1942, Aldo Naouri s'installe en Algérie, puis en 1956 dans la ville de Besançon et enfin à Paris pour suivre des études de médecine. Sa famille le rejoint en 1962. Il termine ses études de médecine en 1966. Aldo Naouri est un pédiatre renommé et spécialiste des relations intrafamiliales français.
The role of the mother, the place of the father, what it means to educate: with great coherence, Aldo Naouri presents and reevaluates many of his key themes as they come together to illuminate the psychic development of the child. A reflective work on the profound meaning of what it means to raise a child.
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The author's thesis is that in Western societies the father has been ejected from his central position in the family structure, while the mother's role has been heightened, and the child placed at the top of the family pyramid - a situation that is not good for the child. Nevertheless, Naouri believes that this profound alteration in family dynamics is here to stay. And yet, the evolution of our species had given the father a central role to play in his child's development. It was the father who, unknowingly, endowed his child with the gift of the consciousness of time - but only on condition that his place within the family be recognized. This gift existed in opposition to the mother's natural tendency to satisfy without delay every need of a child she could scarcely imagine was no longer part of her. Given the father's diminished role, how can today's child acquire an awareness of time and, consequently, recover the father's gift? Perhaps, says Naouri, infant care must be entirely reexamined, because it was based on the recommendations of pediatricians whose bias was overly maternal. Only by redeeming the father's priceless gift will future generations be safeguarded. Written in a lively, accessible style, this is a polemical work about some key issues on education, and a companion volume to Naouri's earlier book on mothers and daughters, Les Filles et leurs mères. Aldo Naouri is a pediatrician specialising in family relations. He is the author of Le Couple et l'enfant, Questions d'enfants, Réponses de pédiatre, L'Enfant bien portant and the highly successful Les Filles et leurs mères.
According to the author, a powerful current of violence flows between daughters and their mothers. Since such feelings are often unrecognised, or even hidden and denied, they seem particularly terrifying when they are revealed. Yet these are the feelings that colour every womans emotional life and that will condition the nature and development of all future mother-daughter relations. Ultimately these feelings help to explain the immense power that, regardless of age, all mothers retain over every sphere of their daughters lives. Aldo Naouri is a paediatrician specialising in family relations.
With a first birth, a woman naturally becomes a mother, and, in principle, a man becomes a father. The couple is no longer exactly a couple, and a certain art and a good dosage of energy will be necessary in order to exist as such. The couple will welcome the following children as if none had come before, with new gestures each time. Aldo Naouri shows how the birth of a child creates a new ever-changing dialogue and equilibrium within a couple.