David Elkind Quotes


Friendships in childhood are usually a matter of chance whereas in adolescence they are most often a matter of choice.

When we are polite to children we show in the most simple and direct way possible that we value them as people and care about their feelings.

Play is not only our creative drive; it's a fundamental mode of learning.

We see these adolescents mourning for a lost childhood.

Children in the 21st (century) have been transformed from net producers of their own toy and play culture to net consumers of play culture imposed by adults.

We now recognize that abuse and neglect may be as frequent in nuclear families as love protection and commitment are in nonnuclear families.