Category Archives: Quote

Respectful Parenting Quotes

If a child is to keep his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in. – Rachel … Continue reading

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Is Gratitude the Key to Happiness?

My Grandma always reminds me to ‘count my blessings’, and we know intuitively that it is a positive and healthy thing to do.  Now science is telling us to do the same. Sonja Lyubormirsky is a Professor at the University of … Continue reading

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A child needs your love….

After I’d posted yesterday about my daughter, I came across this quote (on my own website!) which seemed really apt. “A child needs your love the most when it deserves it the least.”  I’m not sure where the original quote … Continue reading

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Perfectionism: A definition.

Today I am going to share Brene Brown’s definition of perfectionism with you.  She talks about ‘shame, judgment and blame’ as being the emotions that perfectionists want to avoid and which drives their need to seem perfect to others. Perfectionism … Continue reading

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Pushing a Heavy Rock up a Mountainside.

The words below are not mine. They were written by Tal Ben-Shahar in his book The Persuit of Perfect.  These two paragraphs illustrate how striving for perfection will never make us happy. The Greek myth of Sisyphus tells of a man, the … Continue reading

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