Do not mistake a child for his symptom.
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Life doesn't make any sense without interdependence. We need each other, and the sooner we learn that, the better for us all.
The more you know yourself, the more patience you have for what you see in others.
Adolescents need freedom to choose, but not so much freedom that they cannot, in fact, make a choice.
There is in every child at every stage a new miracle of vigorous unfolding.
Children love and want to be loved and they very much prefer the joy of accomplishment to the triumph of hateful failure. Do not mistake a child for his symptom.
The sense of identity provides the ability to experience one's self as something that has continuity and sameness, and to act accordingly.
The playing adult steps sideward into another reality; the playing child advances forward to new stages of mastery.
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