Theory of the Month Club – 1967 Part Three

Hi and Lois daily strip, September 8, 1967.

Hi and Lois daily strip, September 8, 1967.

The “Theory of the Month Club” series, which began in 1966, was inspired by Benjamin Spock’s, “Baby and Child Care,” which was published in 1946. This book became an essential reference book for parents during the Baby Boom era.  Dr. Spock was the first pediatrician to use psychoanalysis to understand the needs of children and applied these theories to child development and family dynamics. His ideas encouraged parents to be more flexible and affectionate with their children, and to treat them as unique individuals.
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Theory of the Month Club – 1967 Part Two

Hi and Lois daily strip, May 6, 1967.

Hi and Lois daily strip, May 6, 1967.

In a previous post, dated March 20, 2013, we recounted how the “Theory of the Month Club” series began in 1966. At the beginning of each episode, the parents would teach the kids an important lesson and, inevitably, the kids would cause the well-meaning directive to backfire.
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Theory of the Month Club – 1967 Part One

Hi and Lois daily strip, January 14, 1967.

Hi and Lois daily strip, January 14, 1967.

In a previous post, dated March 20, 2013, we explained the creation of a special series that ran in Hi and Lois during the 1960s. Here is an excerpt from that post:

The “Theory of the Month Club” began in 1966 and was inspired by the 1946 book, “Baby and Child Care,” by Dr. Benjamin Spock.  In each episode, the parents would present a well meaning solution to a family issue in an idealistic attempt to get the kids to cooperate.  The children, of course, would always find a way to outsmart these directives.
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