Quotation by Dorothy H. Cohen

Parents must begin to discover their children as individuals of developing tastes and views and so help them be, and see, themselves as thinking, feeling people. It is far too easy for a middle-years child to absorb an over-simplified picture of himself as a sloppy, unreliable, careless, irresponsible, lazy creature and not much moreā€”an attitude toward himself he will carry far beyond these years.
Dorothy H. Cohen (20th century), U.S. educator, child development specialist. The Learning Child, "Parent and Child During the Intermediate Years," (1972).
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