Quotation by Nancy Samalin

I tell parents ... when they are the recipients of public humiliation inflicted by their irrational toddlers or preschoolers, and they are being stared at by clucking strangers, to repeat this mantra: "I do not know these people. They are not my friends. I will never see them again."
Nancy Samalin (20th century), U.S. author and parent educator. Love and Anger: The Parental Dilemma, ch. 1 (1991).
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