Quotation by Penelope Leach

Your toddler is no longer a baby feeling himself as part of you, using you as his controller, facilitator, his mirror for himself and the world. But he is not yet a child either; ready to see you as a person in your own right and to take responsibility for himself and his own actions in relation to you.
Penelope Leach (20th century), British child development specialist. Your Baby and Child, ch. 5 (1977).
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