"And some of the people who studied with me told me seeing differently can be a curse as well as a blessing, because you see how many, many well meaning, kind, nice adults don't treat infants with respect.They manipulate them, they love them, they tickle them, they do many, many things, but they don't show respect. They use them as objects. They may be objects of love, or objects of pride. There are many different, but that's not what a little individual needs. This allowing, allowing that baby to become real, authentic, genuine, to move, to feel the way they really want to move and feel, and not to want to move and feel differently So we really don't show too much appreciation of what they are."
You may also be interested to view Janet Lansbury's post, The Curse Of Respectful Parenting, on the topic of seeing babies differently.
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