Saturday, August 8, 2015

Commonplace Book...Raymond & Dorothy Moore....

The family and the home are the foundation of our society.  Whatever the shifting theories of child development, the importance of the family and the home has never been obliterated.  What the child needs most to grow well is a warm one-to-one relationship with a parent (or parent figure) who is always there to comfort and guide him.  During the first crucial eight years, home should be the child's only nest and parents the teachers for their children.  These are the years when the child requires affection and emotional security more than learning skills, when he should be able to get ready for life unfettered by school rules.  (Raymond & Dorothy Moore, Better Late Than Early, Chapter 1)

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