The playing adult steps sideward into another reality; the playing child advances forward to new stages of mastery.
Healthy children will not fear life if their elders have integrity enough not to fear death.
Play is the most natural method of self-healing that childhood affords.
The sense of identity provides the ability to experience one's self as something that has continuity and sameness, and to act accordingly.
Hope is both the earliest and the most indispensable virtue inherent in the state of being alive. Others have called this deepest quality confidence, and I have referred to trust as the earliest positive psychosocial attitude, but if life is to be sustained hope must remain, even where confidence is wounded, trust impaired.
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.
There is in every child at every stage a new miracle of vigorous unfolding.
The richest and fullest lives attempt to achieve an inner balance between three realms: work, love and play.
In the social jungle of human existence, there is no feeling of being alive without a sense of identity.
Adolescents need freedom to choose, but not so much freedom that they cannot, in fact, make a choice.
Last Update: 21 June 2021
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