I don’t believe in playing down to children, either in life or in motion pictures. I didn’t treat my own youngsters like fragile flowers, and I think no parent should. Children are people, and they should have to reach to learn about things, to understand things, just as adults have to reach if they want to grow in mental stature.

Source:Deeds Rather Than Words (1963), Essay contributed to Faith Is a Star (1963) edited by Roland Gammon
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