Quotation by David Elkind

If it is to be done well, child-rearing requires, more than most activities of life, a good deal of decentering from one's own needs and perspectives. Such decentering is relatively easy when a society is stable and when there is an extended, supportive structure that the parent can depend upon.
David Elkind (20th century), U.S. psychologist, child development specialist, author. The Hurried Child, ch. 2 (1988).
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