Quotation by Barbara Ehrenreich

A child is not a salmon mousse. A child is a temporarily disabled and stunted version of a larger person, whom you will someday know. Your job is to help them overcome the disabilities associated with their size and inexperience so that they get on with being that larger person.
Barbara Ehrenreich (b. 1941), U.S. author, columnist. First published (1989). "Stop Ironing the Diapers," The Worst Years of Our Lives (1991).

On the mistake of trying to "mold" children.
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