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PEREIRA, Marcelo Ricardo. Are today's children smarter?. Estilos clin. [online]. 2011, vol.16, n.2, pp. 338-347. ISSN 1415-7128.

Yes and no. Yes because children have "adultified" themselves due to the adult's demand to consider them as the period that holds the key for the adult's own being. And no because the children resist. Psychoanalysis, since the Three Essays..., is perhaps one of the few areas of knowledge which is able to admit the child's irreducible character: its sexuality, its real point. Therefore our civilization insists on repressing it. Until when the actions of older people will be the specter that makes the little ones hesitant to become great?

Palavras-chave : child; sexuality; psychoanalysis.

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