Behavior Metaphors

Caresses, expressions of one sort or another, are necessary to the life of the affections as leaves are to the life of a tree. If they are wholly restrained, love will die at the roots.

—Nathaniel Hawthorne

Example has more followers than reason. We unconsciously imitate what pleases us, and approximate to the characters we most admire.

—Christian Nestell Bovee

Individuals and families continually grow and adjust to a changing social ecology. This ecosystem places certain demands upon each inhabitant, and each developmental stage brings a new related set of demands with it. As with any ecosystem, the inhabitants whose behavior and experiences are best suited to or fit the demands will be able to thrive; the inhabitants whose ...

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