Quotation by Susan Ferraro

I had let preadolescence creep up on me without paying much attention—and I seriously underestimated this insidious phase of child development. You hear about it, but you're not a true believer until it jumps out at you in the shape of your own, until recently quite companionable child.
Susan Ferraro (20th century), U.S. writer. "My 11-year-old Knows Just How to Get to Me," Working Mother (August 1988).
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