Cathy Rindner Tempelsman

Quotes

11 November 2014
Anytime you have a difficult encounter with your child, there is a good chance that at least one of these factors is bringing out the worst in him or her: transitions, time pressure, competition for your attention, conflicting objectives.
11 November 2014
Be aware that the more often a child hears the word no, the greater his need to say no himself.
11 November 2014
Many working mothers feel guilty about not being at home. And when they are there, they wish it could be perfect.... This pressure to make every minute happy puts working parents in a bind when it comes to setting limits and modifying behavior.
11 November 2014
We find it easy to set limits when the issue is safety.... But 99 percent of the time there isn't imminent danger; most of life takes place on more ambiguous ground, and children are experts at detecting ambivalence.
11 November 2014
The three-year-old who lies about taking a cookie isn't really a "liar" after all. He simply can't control his impulses. He then convinces himself of a new truth and, eager for your approval, reports the version that he knows will make you happy.
11 November 2014
When words fail us or, quite the opposite, when they rush from our mouths faster than we would like, we can console ourselves that if no single moment is going to define our relationship with a child, neither can a single lapse of good judgment or patience destroy it.
11 November 2014
Children who begin life with an eagerness to please, need to know that not pleasing is also all right now and then. They learn tolerance for others' faults through our tolerance of their own.
11 November 2014
Anytime we react to behavior in our children that we dislike in ourselves, we need to proceed with extreme caution. The dynamics of everyday family life also have a way of repeating themselves.
11 November 2014
The child who acts unlovable is the child who most needs to be loved.
11 November 2014
Whenever parents become overly invested in a particular skill or accomplishment, a child's fear of failure multiplies. This is why some children refuse to get into the pool for a swimming lesson, or turn their back on Daddy's favorite sport.

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