I recently purchased a book for training a skill that we were (let’s say) stuck on. Its subtitle was “Proven Secrets of the – Pro.” The book was informative, broken down into steps, and especially focused on FUN, FUN, FUN… that was at least for the “typical” kids. The mere 2 pages, devoted to “special needs” literally started off with It’s necessary, NOT FUN… Be careful, Be sure to Record, Record… Uuughhh! Boring. This was the opposite tone, approach and attitude of the rest of the book.
The true gems, however came from the little quotes sprinkled throughout. So, I say find inspiration where ever you can in life, and let the rest fall away. (My personal favorites are the last 3.) Enjoy!
All kids need is a little help, a little hope, and somebody who believes in them. -Earvin “Magic” Johnson
Children have more need of models than of critics. -Carolyn Coats
We worry about what a child will be tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today. -Stacia Tauscher
Laughter is the shortest distance between two people. -Victor Borge
You can’t make a child do better by making her feel worse. -Someone’s Grandma
Correction does much, but encouragement does more. -Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance. -Franklin P. Adams
The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it. -Arnold H. Glasgow
Low-achieving kids learn new behaviors better and faster when their parents offer them the appropriate amount of guidance and encourage them in a positive way. (What they) need most is for parents to help them build confidence in their abilities. -Researchers at the University of Illinois
In raising my children, I have lost my mind but found my soul. -Lisa T. Shepherd
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music that he hears, however measured or far away. -Henry David Thoreau
Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them. -Lady Bird Johnson
Which are your favorite quotes? Feel free to comment…