Eda LeShan

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Eda LeShan (June 6, 1922 - March 3, 2002) was an American writer, television host, counselor, educator, and playwright. She was a "voice of respect for the inherent integrity of children." LeShan was married to Lawrence LeShan, the American psychologist and writer.

LeShan's books include When Your Child Drives You Crazy, The Conspiracy Against Childhood, and It's Better to be ... more »

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  • Becoming responsible adults is no longer a matter of whether children hang up their pajamas or put dirty towels in the hamper, but whether they care about themselves and others—and whether they s...
    Eda Le Shan (20th century), U.S. writer. As quoted in Kids are Worth It, ch. 9 (1984). By Barbara Coloroso.
  • It is strange but true that although we may have learned all sorts of important facts while raising our own children, when we become grandparents we still tend to forget a whole lot of things we knew....
    Eda Le Shan (20th century), U.S. educator, writer. Grandparenting in a Changing World, ch. 4 (1993).
  • ''If grandparents want to have a meaningful and constructive role, the first lesson they must learn is that becoming a grandparent is not having a second chance at parenthood!''
    Eda Le Shan (20th century), U.S. educator, writer. Grandparenting in a Changing World, ch. 3 (1993).
  • In all our efforts to provide "advantages" we have actually produced the busiest, most competitive, highly pressured and over-organized generation of youngsters in our history—and possibly the un...
    Eda Le Shan (b. 1922), U.S. educator, author. The Conspiracy Against Childhood, ch. 1 (1967).
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