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Quotations From SANDRA SCARR

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  • 1.
    A healthy newborn has been delivered in a more or less satisfying fashion. The baby is feeding well, has short nails and a clean bottom, and has not drowned. What now?
    Sandra Scarr (20th century), developmental psychologist. Mother Care/Other Care, part 3, ch. 7 (1984).

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  • 2.
    Babies need social interactions with loving adults who talk with them, listen to their babblings, name objects for them, and give them opportunities to explore their worlds.
    Sandra Scarr (20th century), developmental psychologist. Mother Care/Other Care, ch. 1 (1984).
  • 3.
    Parents sometimes think of newborns as helpless creatures, but in fact parents' behavior is much more under the infant's control than the reverse. Does he come running when you cry?
    Sandra Scarr (20th century), developmental psychologist. Mother Care/Other Care, part 3, ch. 6 (1984).

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  • 4.
    All we know is that the school achievement, IQ test score, and emotional and social development of working mothers' children are every bit as good as that of children whose mothers do not work.
    Sandra Scarr (20th century), developmental psychologist. Mother Care/Other Care, ch. 1 (1984).

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  • 5.
    Parents ought to feel more comfortable about the care of their children than some experts would seem to permit. If children were so fragile and parenting so difficult to learn, where would we all be as adults?
    Sandra Scarr (20th century), developmental psychologist. Mother Care/Other Care, ch. 1 (1984).

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