Quotation by Alice Sterling Honig

Research show clearly that parents who have modeled nurturant, reassuring responses to infants' fears and distress by soothing words and stroking gentleness have toddlers who already can stroke a crying child's hair. Toddlers whose special adults model kindliness will even pick up a cookie dropped from a peer's high chair and return it to the crying peer rather than eat it themselves!
Alice Sterling Honig (20th century), child psychologist. "Helping Children Become More Caring and Cooperative," NYSAEYC Reporter (Winter 1994).
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