Quotation by Benjamin Spock

I think that parents ought to get some idea of how the so- called "experts" have changed their advice over the decades, so that they won't take them deadly seriously, and so that if the parent has the strong feeling, "I don't like this advice," the parent won't feel compelled to follow it. . . . So don't worry about trying to do a perfect job. There is no perfect job. There is no one way of raising your children.
Benjamin Spock (b. 1903), U.S. pediatrician and author. As quoted in Childhood, by Melvin Konner, ch. 3 (1991).
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