Quotation by Dorothy H. Cohen

Adults understandably assume that the level of verbal proficiency a five-year-old displays represents his level of proficiency in all areas of functioning—if he talks like an adult, he must think and feel like one. However, five-year-olds,... belie the promise of adult-like behavior with their child-like, impulsive actions.
Dorothy H. Cohen (20th century), U.S. educator, child development specialist. The Learning Child, "Developmental Aspects of Five-year-olds," (1972).
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