Cathy Rindner Tempelsman


Cathy Rindner Tempelsman Quotes

  • ''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.''
    Cathy Rindner Tempelsman (20th century), U.S. journalist. Child-Wise, ch. 6 (1994).
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  • ''Be aware that the more often a child hears the word no, the greater his need to say no himself.''
    Cathy Rindner Tempelsman (20th century), U.S. journalist. Child-Wise, ch. 5 (1994).
  • ''When parents fail to set appropriate limits, children may feel more vulnerable at night: the aggressive urges that have not been "tamed" by day may be terrifying to a small child alone in the dark.''
    Cathy Rindner Tempelsman (20th century), U.S. journalist. Child-Wise, ch. 2 (1994).
  • ''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.''
    Cathy Rindner Tempelsman (20th century), U.S. journalist. Child-Wise, ch. 11 (1994).
  • ''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.''
    Cathy Rindner Tempelsman (20th century), U.S. journalist. Child-Wise, ch. 5 (1994).
  • ''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.''
    Cathy Rindner Tempelsman (20th century), U.S. journalist. Child-Wise, ch. 2 (1994).
  • ''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.''
    Cathy Rindner Tempelsman (20th century), U.S. journalist. Child-Wise, parting words (1994).
  • ''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.''
    Cathy Rindner Tempelsman (20th century), U.S. journalist. Child-Wise, ch. 14 (1994).
  • ''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.''
    Cathy Rindner Tempelsman (20th century), U.S. journalist. Child-Wise, ch. 2 (1994).
  • ''The child who acts unlovable is the child who most needs to be loved.''
    Cathy Rindner Tempelsman (20th century), U.S. journalist. Child-Wise, ch. 5 (1994).

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