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"There can be no doubt that special traits of character and mental makeup are found in children and adults who belong to the different ranks in the order of birth." In this classic work, Karl K nig attempts to explain the various characteristics of first, second, and third sibling, without losing sight of the tremendous individuality of the human being. Just as our environment shapes our language, social behavior, and mannerisms, so, too, our place in the family determines how we encounter life.
This is a fascinating handbook for parents, teachers, and caregivers. Over the years it has become a definitive reference on the subject of child development.
This edition in the Karl K nig Archive series includes a new introduction by series editor Richard Steel; an extended introduction by Karl K nig; two new essays ("The Two Sisters" and "Brother and Sister"); lecture notes and transcriptions by Karl K nig, and an essay by A. Limbrunner on the significance for today of K nig's work on family order.
Karl König (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 Föhrenbühl 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 König's estate and runs the Karl König Archive in Berlin.