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"Every word, facial expression, gesture, or action on the part of a parent gives the child some message about self-worth. It is sad that so many parents don't realize what messages they are sending."
Top Virginia Satir Quotes
"We need 4 hugs a day for survival. We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth."
"Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family."
"Life is not what it's supposed to be. It's what it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference."
"We must not allow other people's limited perceptions to define us."
"What lingers from the parent's individual past, unresolved or incomplete, often becomes part of her or his irrational parenting."
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