The Philosophical Baby | Quote 01203

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Work on attachment shows that human babies can become attached to many different people—not just their mothers. …For most of human history caregiving went way beyond just mothers, or even fathers, to include grandparents, older brothers and sisters, aunts, cousins, friends—the community at large. In fact, contemporary middle-class American society is very unusual in that so few people are involved in raising children.

Quote ID: 01203

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Alison Gopnik

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The Philosophical Baby

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