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Beyond Attachment to Parents: Children Need Community

In hunter-gatherer cultures, such as that of the Efe, infants and children develop close relationships with, and are cared for by, the entire band, not just parents. Today, too, both children and parents need the support of a caring community. The nuclear family is not enough.

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In Relationships, Respect May Be Even More Crucial than Love

Love without respect is dangerous; it can crush the other person—sometimes literally. To respect is to understand that the other person is not you, not an extension of you, not a reflection of you, not your toy, not your pet, not your product.

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