Discovering the Culture of Childhood | Quote 00435

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The adult bias about children’s social structure has two layers. First, adults believe that if any social structure does exist, it consists of negative interactions between children: children hit one another, take toys, push, bite, and exclude each other from play. Second, when children do have successful peer interactions, it is because of the hard work of dedicated parents and child care professionals— they don’t learn to be social on their own.

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Emily Plank

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Discovering the Culture of Childhood

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