Lawrence Kutner


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  • ''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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  • ''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).
  • ''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).
  • ''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).
  • ''I've always been impressed by the different paths babies take in their physical development on the way to walking. It's rare to see a behavior that starts out with such wide natural variation, yet becomes so uniform after only a few months.''
    Lawrence Kutner (20th century), U.S. child psychologist and author. Pregnancy and Your Baby's First Year, ch. 9 (1993).
  • ''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).
  • ''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).
  • ''It's so easy during those first few months to think that the problems will never end. You feel as if your son will never sleep through the night, will always spit up food after eating, and will never learn to smile—even though you don't know any adults or even older children who still act this way.''
    Lawrence Kutner (20th century), U.S. child psychologist and author. Pregnancy and Your Baby's First Year, ch. 8 (1993).
  • ''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).
  • ''Children treat their friends differently than they treat the other people in their lives. A friendship is a place for experimenting with new ways of handling anger and aggression. It is an arena for practicing reciprocity, testing assertiveness, and searching for compromise in ways children would not try with parents or siblings.''
    Lawrence Kutner (20th century), U.S. child psychologist and author. Toddlers and Preschoolers, ch. 6 (1994).

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