1924 Sigmund Freud theorizes about the castration anxiety children face, which Dolto says is a factor in our unconscious image of our own bodies.
1969 Jacques Lacan investigates “otherness,” which becomes central to Dolto’s work focusing on the distinctiveness of individuals.
1973 A school based on Dolto’s theories opens in La Neuville-du-Bosc, France, emphasizing well-being and non-compulsory activities.
1978 La Maison Verte, a daycare center based on Dolto’s ideas, opens in Paris, with the aim of helping parents and children to minimize the adverse effects of separation.
Following her own difficult childhood, ...