To Bring Them Up To Be Good, Bring Things Up With Them

Posted by Samantha on December 16, 2010 in Thought for the day |

It’s a long haul bringing up our children to be good; you have to keep doing that — bring them up — and that means bringing things up with them: Asking, telling, sounding them out, sounding off yourself — finding, through experience, your own words, your own way of putting them together. You have to learn where you stand, and make sure your kids learn [where you stand], understand why, and soon, you hope, they’ll be standing there beside you, with you.

Erik Erikson, German psychoanalyst (1902 – 1994)

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