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Quotations From LAWRENCE KUTNER

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  • 1.
    It's important to remember that children who are facing a frightening situation have three fundamental concerns: Am I safe? Are you, the people who care for me, safe? How will this affect my daily life?
    Lawrence Kutner (20th century), U.S. child psychologist and author. Toddlers and Preschoolers, ch. 4 (1994).

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  • 2.
    The site of the true bottomless financial pit is the toy store. It's amazing how much a few pieces of plastic and paper will sell for if the purchasers are parents or grandparent, especially when the manufacturers claim their product improves a child's intellectual or physical development.
    Lawrence Kutner (20th century), U.S. child psychologist and author. Pregnancy and Your Baby's First Year, ch. 9 (1993).

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    Our species successfully raised children for tens of thousands of years before the first person wrote down the word "psychology." The fundamental skills needed to be a parent are within us. All we're really doing is fine-tuning a process that's already remarkably successful.
    Lawrence Kutner (20th century), U.S. child psychologist and author. Pregnancy and Your Baby's First Year, introduction (1993).

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  • 4.
    It's largely the luck of the draw as to what type of temperament your child has.
    Lawrence Kutner (20th century), U.S. child psychologist and author. Pregnancy and Your Baby's First Year, ch. 8 (1993).

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  • 5.
    Pregnancy represents one of the great unknowns in life. Everyone's at least a little worried about how it will turn out.
    Lawrence Kutner (20th century), U.S. child psychologist and author. Pregnancy and Your Baby's First Year, ch. 1 (1993).

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  • 6.
    As one child psychologist friend of mine explains it with tongue in cheek, your baby only needs a lot of light at night if he's reading or he's entertaining guests.
    Lawrence Kutner (20th century), U.S. child psychologist and author. Pregnancy and Your Baby's First Year, ch. 10 (1993).

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  • 7.
    Always remember that a child doesn't have to be average to be normal. Children with very different temperaments can be equally successful.
    Lawrence Kutner (20th century), U.S. child psychologist and author. Pregnancy and Your Baby's First Year, ch. 8 (1993).

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  • 8.
    Doing your child's homework is a bit like believing that they can get into shape by watching someone else exercise.
    Lawrence Kutner (20th century), U.S. child psychologist and author. Parent and Child, ch. 8 (1991).

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  • 9.
    Children learn and remember at least as much from the context of the classroom as from the content of the coursework.
    Lawrence Kutner (20th century), U.S. child psychologist and author. Parent and Child, ch. 8 (1991).

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  • 10.
    Teasing is universal. Anthropologists have found the same fundamental patterns of teasing among New Zealand aborigine children and inner-city kids on the playgrounds of Philadelphia.
    Lawrence Kutner (20th century), U.S. child psychologist and author. Parent and Child, ch. 9 (1991).

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