Quotation by Kenneth Keniston

Today's parents have little authority over those others with whom they share the task of raising their children. On the contrary, most parents deal with those others from a position of inferiority or helplessness. Teacher, doctors, social workers, or television producers possess more status than most parents.... As a result, the parent today is ... a maestro trying to conduct an orchestra of players who have never met and who play from a multitude of different scores, each in a notation the conductor cannot read.
Kenneth Keniston (20th century), U.S. professor, human development. All Our Children, ch. 1, The Carnegie Council on Children (1977).
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