Quotation by Bruno Bettelheim

The parent must not give in to his desire to try to create the child he would like to have, but rather help the child to develop—in his own good time—to the fullest, into what he wishes to be and can be, in line with his natural endowment and as the consequence of his unique life in history.
Bruno Bettelheim (20th century), Austrian-born child psychologist. A Good Enough Parent, ch. 1 (1987).
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