One of my Favorite Quotes from Time Out For Women

From DeAnne Flynn presentation

I’ve come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element [in my home]. It’s my personal approach that creates the climate. It’s my daily mood that makes the weather. As a teacher [a mother], I possess a tremendous power to make a child’s life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration. I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated . . . and a child humanized or de-humanized. (Haim Ginott,Teacher and Child: A Book for Teachers and Parents [New York: Macmillan, 1972], 15; adapted from the German philosopher Goethe)

Think about it.

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One Response to One of my Favorite Quotes from Time Out For Women

  1. Audrey says:

    Wow! I loved this too but couldn’t write fast enough…did you google it? Awesome. Sorry I never got to see you. Did you just love every minute?

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