Child Psychology

Childrens Phantasies: The Shaping of Relationships by Otto Weininger

By Otto Weininger

His ebook is an end result of an incredibly extensive and wealthy adventure. He observes very sensitively and indicates how his realizing of subconscious phantasy can throw gentle on so much different actions and relationships.-Hanna Segal, from her foreword

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The attacks were a symptomatic expression of regression. Only with some adult containment and interpretive comments could Adrian move to the sand tables. In this regressive medium he could dig tunnels, as if he were looking for the goodness that he phantasized he had destroyed. If the child's anxiety and guilt because of phantasized danger andlor lack of adequate reparation is contained by an adult, regression and further attacks need not occur. Aggression and subsequent anxiety and guilt can be expected to happen quite normally, but it is the extent and degree of anxiety that determine whether progression or regression of ego will ensue.

This does not allow them to gain the needed 34 GOOD, BAD AND ENOUGH satisfaction, however, and their activity may become more frantic at times. They do not find satisfaction, because they do not stay with any activity or event long enough for it to become satisfying, and they continue to feel dissatisfied. This dissatisfaction is expressed as aggression towards others who are unconsciously equated with the phantasized ungiving breast. Some such hyperactive children unconsciously feel that they have 'sucked' their mothers dry and that therefore no good or satisfying object exists.

The mother provides both psychological and physical support. She continues to reappear after leaving the infant's presence. She interprets her infant's crying not just as attention-seeking but as a signal that the baby needs nurturing. Rather than creating extra frustration by letting the baby 'cry it out', she recognizes that something is bothering him or her. I do not think that a parent will 'spoil' the baby with this sort of continuous care; rather, it is the lack of continuity of care that will damage the baby by creating a premature 'independence' (Weininger, 1982), in which infants quickly learn that they cannot count on their parents and that they have to make use of their own resources, which are, at this point, largely persecutory.

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