By Pat Mora

ISBN-10: 0375806431

ISBN-13: 9780375806438

I'm quiet like a turtle."

So promised Juana Inés, a bit woman who enjoyed phrases, on her first day of college. whilst she used to be 3 years previous, Juana Inés her sister to college and peeked within the window, then begged the instructor to be allowed to stick so she may how one can learn. quickly she was once making up tales, songs, and poems--she enjoyed studying and he or she enjoyed examining. and she or he couldn't wait to have her personal selection of books! ultimately, Juana went directly to turn into Sor Juana Inés de los angeles Cruz, a nun, and she or he dedicated her lifestyles to writing and studying and phrases. even though she died in 1695, Sor Juana Inés is nonetheless one among the main tremendous writers in Mexico's heritage: her poetry is recited via schoolchildren all through Mexico and is studied at colleges and universities worldwide. the following is the tale of her lifestyles, an enormous one packed with wisdom, success, and suggestion, lovingly instructed by way of the popular children's booklet writer Pat Mora and gorgeously illustrated by way of Beatriz Vidal.

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Their attitudes to controlling and punishing infants and toddlers may be unrealistic too. Because it takes time to go into details, to assess the 'accident' and injuries, to ponder on the family psychodynamics, to empathize with parents, many paediatricians are content to turn a blind eye to a probable case of inflicted in- 42 THE MALTREATMENT OF CHILDREN jury once a negative history has been obtained. The same paediatrician may think nothing of spending many hours during the night or over several days investigating, with colleagues, a newborn baby with, for example, congenital heart disease, when there is only a 5 or 100/'0 chance of a live, healthy child at the end of it.

This may be seen as a transient paralytic squint in the presence of the subdural haematoma. Later on with visual defects from severe retinal damage, optic atrophy or macular scarring, a squint usually develops. It is important to establish the cause since orthoptic treatment would be useless in the presence of a damaged eye. 'Conjunctivitis'. Sometimes parents instil an irritant substance into the child's eyes and then complain of the redness and lacrymation. This can be seen as another cry for help or 'open warning'89.

The doctor can be alerted when the parent is excessively tearful and distressed, overconcerned or agitated about trivial injury in a child who appears more or less comfortable and contented. In spite of this anxiety in the parent there may also be some vagueness over the actual cause of the injuries. Other abusing parents, whose child may be mildly or seriously injured, are extremely vague and elusive about how the injury occurred or in describing the child's usual state of health. At hospital they may disappear, leaving the child in the ward, before the doctor arrives to make the clinical notes.

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