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I have great faith in 'ordinar...

I have great faith in 'ordinary parents.' Who has a child's welfare more at heart than his ordinary parent? It's been my experience that when parents are given the skills to be more helpful, not only are they able to use these skills, but they infuse them with a warmth and a style that is uniquely their own.

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Wise parents know that fightin...

Wise parents know that fighting a teenager, like fighting a riptide, is inviting doom.

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Adolescence can be a time of t...

Adolescence can be a time of turmoil and turbulence, of stress and storm. Rebellion against authority and against convention is to be expected and tolerated for the sake of learning and growth.

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To sense when a teenager needs...

To sense when a teenager needs understanding and when misunderstanding is a difficult and delicate task. The sad truth is that no matter how wise we are, we cannot be right for any length of time in our teenagers' eyes.

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Parenthood is an endless serie...

Parenthood is an endless series of small events, periodic conflicts, and sudden crises which call for a response. The response is not without consequence: it affects personality for better or for worse.

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Teenagers crave independence. ...

Teenagers crave independence. The more self-suf-ficient we make them feel, the less hostile they are toward us.

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Many teenagers are tormented b...

Many teenagers are tormented by terrors they deem private and personal. They do not know that their anxieties and doubts are universal.

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The search for a personal iden...

The search for a personal identity is the life task of a teenager.

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When gentle persuasion [of chi...

When gentle persuasion [of children] falls on deaf ears, we resort to ridicule and rebuke. Then we return to threats and punishment. This is the modus operandi of a mutual frustration society.

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When children feel understood,...

When children feel understood, their loneliness and hurt diminish. When children are understood, their love for their parent is deepened. A parent's sympathy serves as emotional first aid for bruised feelings. When we genuinely acknowledge a child's plight and voice her disappointment, she often gathers the strength to face reality.

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Responsibility is fostered by ...

Responsibility is fostered by allowing children a voice and wherever indicated a choice in matters that affect them.

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Each of us carries within hims...

Each of us carries within himself a collection of instant insults.

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To be himself, one neeeds to b...

To be himself, one neeeds to be free from the pressure of evaluative praise

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Happiness... is not a destinat...

Happiness... is not a destination: it is a manner of traveling. Happiness is not an end in itself. It is a by-product of working, playing, loving and living.

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How can we help a child change...

How can we help a child change from undependable to dependable, from a mediocre student to a capable student, from someone who won't amount to very much to someone who will count for something. The answer is at once both simple and complicated: We treat a child as if he already is what we would like him to become.

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Whenever I hear about a child ...

Whenever I hear about a child needing something, I ask myself, 'Is it what he needs or what he wants?' It isn't always easy to distinguish between the two. A child has many real needs which can and should be satisfied. His wants are a bottomless pit. He wants, for example, to sleep with his parents. He needs to be in his own bed. At Christmas he wants every toy advertised on television. He needs only one or two.

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Treat a child as though he alr...

Treat a child as though he already is the person he's capable of becoming.

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Misbehavior and punishment are...

Misbehavior and punishment are not opposites that cancel each other - on the contrary they breed and reinforce each other.

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When a child hits a child, we ...

When a child hits a child, we call it aggression. When a child hits an adult, we call it hostility. When an adult hits an adult, we call it assault. When an adult hits a child, we call it discipline.

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While parents possess the orig...

While parents possess the original key to their offspring's experience, teachers have a spare key. They, too, can open or close the minds and hearts of children.

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