David Elkind (born March 11, 1931) is an American child psychologist and author.
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... Elkind is married to Debbie Elkind, lives in Cape Cod, and has three sons and four grandchildren ... Elkind enjoys sailing and gardening and has recently taken up pottery ...
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“Infants and young children are not just sitting twiddling their thumbs, waiting for their parents to teach them to read and do math. They are expending a vast amount of time and effort in exploring and understanding their immediate world. Healthy education supports and encourages this spontaneous learning.”
—David Elkind (20th century)
“By avarice and selfishness, and a groveling habit, from which none of us is free, of regarding the soil as property, or the means of acquiring property chiefly, the landscape is deformed, husbandry is degraded with us, and the farmer leads the meanest of lives. He knows Nature but as a robber.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)