Quotation by Lawrence Balter

You want to prepare your child to think as he gets older. You want him to be critical in his judgments. Teaching a child, by your example, that there's never any room for negotiating or making choices in life may suggest that you expect blind obedience—but it won't help him in the long run to be discriminating in choices and thinking.
Lawrence Balter (20th century), U.S. psychologist and author. Dr. Balter's Child Sense, part 2, ch. 26 (1985).
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