Book Review: Growing Up with Goldstein, Freud, and Solnit

18 Pages Posted: 6 Aug 2019

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Susan Frelich Appleton

Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law

Date Written: July 31, 2019

Abstract

Explaining how the authors’ prior conclusions and their newer work fit together, this review highlights the emphasis on parental autonomy and family integrity in Before the Best Interests of the Child (1979) by Joseph Goldstein, Anna Freud, & Albert J. Solnit. After critiquing several details, the review commends the book for clarifying in a straightforward and accessible way the order in which the analysis must proceed, with family integrity dominating the early stages of intervention (invocation and adjudication), before any consideration of the child’s best interests, which should take place only at the dispositional stage.

Keywords: best interests, children, family integrity, parental autonomy, state intervention

Suggested Citation

Appleton, Susan Frelich, Book Review: Growing Up with Goldstein, Freud, and Solnit (July 31, 2019). Washington University in St. Louis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 19-07-04; 58 Tex. L. Rev. 1343 (1980). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3430747

Susan Frelich Appleton (Contact Author)

Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law ( email )

Campus Box 1120
St. Louis, MO 63130
United States

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