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Brothers and Sisters The Order of Birth in the Family: An Expanded Edition by Karl Konig, Richard Steel
  

Brothers and Sisters The Order of Birth in the Family: An Expanded Edition

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Brothers and Sisters The Order of Birth in the Family: An Expanded Edition by Karl Konig, Richard Steel

'There can be no doubt that special traits of character and mental make-up are found in children and adults who belong to the different ranks in the order of birth.' In this classic work, Karl Konig attempts to explain the various characteristics of first-, second- and third-born people, without losing sight of the tremendous individuality of the human being. Just as our environment shapes our language, social behaviour and mannerisms, so our place in the family also determines how we encounter life. This book is a fascinating handbook for parents, teachers and carers. Over the years it has become a definitive reference on the subject of child development. This newest edition in the Karl Konig Archive series includes a new introduction by series editor Richard Steel; an extended introduction by Karl Konig; two new essays: 'The Two Sisters', and 'Brother and Sister' ; some of Karl Konig's lecture notes and transcriptions, and an essay by A. Limbrunner about the significance of Konig's work on family order for today.

Reviews

'Readers will approach this book from their respective family positions, which in my case is the first of four. It was striking to see the first-born characterised as a defender of faith, tradition and the family against new ideas and action. Surely the balance is critical here.'
David Lorimer, Scientific

& Medical Network 'For me the most telling aspect was how much Konig's descriptions of the first, second, third child and so on fitted so closely with characteristics we'd noticed in our children.
Education Otherwise

'A pleasure to read this important work again.'
Camphill News NI

'A profound and insightful book.'
Perspectives

'Fascinating.'
Desmond Morris, author of

'The Naked Ape''


About the Author

Karl Konig (1902-66) was well-known as a physician, author and lecturer. He began his work at the Institute of Embryology at the University of Vienna. In 1940 he founded the Camphill Movement in Scotland. Based on the educational ideas of Rudolf Steiner, the special education schools for children and villages for adults with special needs are now established all over Britain and Europe, North America and Southern Africa. He is the author of The First Three Years of the Child (Floris Books). Richard Steel, born 1952 in Oxford, England, completed the Camphill seminar for Curative Education at Fohrenbuhl at Bodensee (Lake Constance), Germany, in 1975. He lived and worked there with his family in one of the households for children with special needs. Since 2008, he has shared responsibility for Karl Konig's estate and runs the Karl Konig Archive in Berlin.

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Publication date

21st June 2012

Author

Karl Konig, Richard Steel

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Publisher

Floris Books

Format

Paperback
192 pages

Categories

Sociology: family & relationships
Child & developmental psychology

ISBN

9780863158469

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