Quotation by Nancy Samalin

We will never be able to avoid conflicts entirely because parents' needs and children's needs are so often opposed. When we need to hurry, they want to dawdle. When we crave ten minutes of solitude after a trying day, they issue eighteen demands for immediate attention. When we get a long-distance phone call, they interrupt us with a crisis.
Nancy Samalin (20th century), U.S. author and parent educator. Loving Your Child Is Not Enough, ch. 1 (1987).
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