• A method of child-rearing is not--or should not be--a whim, a fashion or a shibboleth. It should derive from an understanding of the developing child, of his physical and mental equipment at any given stage, and, therefore, his readiness at any given stage to adapt, to learn, to regulate his behavior according to parental expectations.

    Selma Fraiberg (1996). “The Magic Years: Understanding and Handling the Problems of Early Childhood”, p.75, Simon and Schuster