Leontine Young


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  • ''The point is children lie to others for good and sufficient reasons, but they don't kid themselves. They know who did what, but they feel no moral imperative to inform grownups.''
    Leontine Young (20th century), U.S. social worker and author. Life Among the Giants, ch. 2 (1965).
  • Unfortunately the laughter of adults too often carries to the ears of the young the ring of ridicule, that annihilating enemy of human dignity. Like grownups, children enjoy participating in a joke an...
    Leontine Young (20th century), U.S. social worker and author. Life Among the Giants, ch. 12 (1965).
  • ''It's likely that adults from the caveman on have created their own fantasies of what children ought to be like and naturally have been convinced that's precisely how as children they themselves were.''
    Leontine Young (20th century), U.S. social worker and author. Life Among the Giants, introduction (1965).
  • ''We honor motherhood with glowing sentimentality, but we don't rate it high on the scale of creative occupations.''
    Leontine Young (20th century), U.S. social worker and author. Life Among the Giants, introduction (1965).
  • ''Cuteness in children is totally an adult perspective. The children themselves are unaware that the quality exists, let alone its desirability, until the reactions of grownups inform them.''
    Leontine Young (20th century), U.S. social worker and author. Life Among the Giants, ch. 12 (1965).
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