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Bruno Bettelheim Quotes





Not only is our love for our children sometimes tinged with annoyance, discouragement, and disappointment, the same is true for the love our children feel for us.
 

Play reaches the habits most needed for intellectual growth.
 

Punishment may make us obey the orders we are given, but at best it will only teach an obedience to authority, not a self-control which enhances our self-respect.
 

Raising children is a creative endeavor, an art rather than a science.
 

The fear of failure is so great, it is no wonder that the desire to do right by one's children has led to a whole library of books offering advice on how to raise them.
 

The last, if not the greatest, of the human freedoms: to choose their own attitude in any given circumstance.
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