Quotation by Anonymous Parent

I think it is better to show love by meeting needs than to keep telling my son that I love him. Right now he is learning to tie his shoes. He is old enough, so even though it's hard for him, sometimes I insist. But once in a while when I see he's tired I still do it for him, and I have noticed that while I am tying his shoe, he says, "I love you, Mommy." When he says, "I love you," I know that he knows that he is loved.
Anonymous Parent (20th century). As quoted in Whole Child/Whole Parent, ch. 3, by Polly Berrien Berends (rev. 1987).
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