Bruno Bettelheim quotes

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Play permits the child to resolve in symbolic form unsolved problems of the past and to cope directly or symbolically with present ...
While criticism or fear of punishment may restrain us from doing wrong, it does not make us wish to do right. Disregarding this si ...
The only effective way to help well-intentioned, intelligent persons to do the best they can in raising children is to encourage a ...
The good enough parent, in addition to being convinced that whatever his child does, he does it because at that moment he is convi ...
The good enough mother, owing to her deep empathy with her infant, reflects in her face his feelings; this is why he sees himself ...
As Anna Freud remarked, the toddler who wanders off into some other aisle, feels lost, and screams anxiously for his mother never ...
From a child's play, we can gain understanding of how he sees and construes the world--what he would like it to be, what his conce ...
To be a good enough parent one must be able to feel secure in one's parenthood, and one's relation to one's child...The security o ...
The parent must not give in to his desire to try to create the child he would like to have, but rather help the child to develop-- ...
The goal in raising one's child is to enable him, first, to discover who he wants to be, and then to become a person who can be sa ...
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