Though Jung's main researches have centred on the subject of individuation as an adult ideal he has a unique contribution to make to the psychology of childhood.
Jung repeatedly underlined the importance of the psychology of parents and teachers in a child's development and he emphasized that an unsatisfactory psychological relationship between parents may be an important cause of disorders in childhood. He maintained that all real education of children needs teachers who not only know how to learn but who can also develop their own personalities. Jung devotes a large part of the book to expounding his views on these important subjects. There is also an outline of the theory of child development, a delightful snapshot from the life of a girl called Anna and her parents, and a stimulating discussion of marriage as a psychological relationship. Finally there is a chapter on child development and individuation.
The Collected Works of C. G. Jung is a multi-volume work containing the writings of psychiatrist Carl Jung.
Volume 1: Psychiatric Studies
Volume 2: Experimental Researches
Volume 3: Psychogenesis of Mental Disease
Volume 4: Freud and Psychoanalysis
Volume 5: Symbols of Transformation
Volume 6: Psychological Types
Volume 7: Two Essays on Analytical Psychology
Volume 8: Structure and Dynamics of the Psyche
Volume 9/1: The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious
Volume 9/2: Aion
Volume 10: Civilisation in Transition
Volume 11: Psychology and Religion
Volume 12: Psychology and Alchemy
Volume 13: Alchemical
Volume 14: Mysterium Coniunctionis
Volume 15: The Spirit of Man in Art and Literature
Volume 16: The Practice of Psychotherapy
Volume 17: The Development of Personality
Volume 18: The Symbolic Life
Volume 19: Bibliography
Volume 20: Index