"Physical punishment is now considered too severe for felons, murderers, criminals of all kinds and ages, too demeaning for soldiers, sailors, servants and spouses. But it remains legal for children..."
"What do you see when you look into the eyes of a newborn? When I first looked into the eyes of my son, I saw trustfulness, curiosity and joyfulness. I saw no deviousness, meanness or selfishness..."
"Throughout human history, mothers sleeping alongside their infants constituted a marvelously adaptive system in which both the mothers' and infants' physiology and health were connected in beneficial ways..."
"Rachel Carson has written: 'A child's world is fresh and new and beautiful, full of wonder and excitement. It is our misfortune that for most of us that clear-eyed vision is dimmed and even lost before we reach adulthood...'"
"It is very satisfying for parents to see their children in pursuit of knowledge. It is natural and healthy for the children, and in the first few years of life, the pursuit goes on during every waking hour..."
"One of the most commonly heard parental laments is about how children try to get attention. So many behaviors that adults don't like are brushed off as 'merely' attention-seeking devices..."
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