Quotation by Vicki Lansky

I call the years when our children are between six and twelve the "golden years," not because everything's perfect . . . but because the kids are capable and independent. . . . They're becoming fascinating human beings who continually astound us and make us laugh. And they build our self-esteem. They still adore us for the most part, not yet having reached that age of thinking everything we do is dumb, old-fashioned and irrelevant.
Vicki Lansky (20th century), U.S. author and parent educator. Practical Parenting Tips, introduction (1985).
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