I LOVE this quote! I keep it on my fridge, to help remind me to encourage and sometimes stay out of the way of Kathrynn's natural eagerness to expand and explore and SHINE!!!!
Parents don't want their children to make the wrong decisions, so they don't allow them to make the decision. And then the child becomes dependent, and then the parent resents that, and it gets off into a blameful thing early on. If you are encouraging children to do all that they can do -- and not squelching the natural eagerness that is within them, so that they can shine and thrive and show you and themselves how good they are at adapting to physical experience -- then everyone wins.
Excerpted from a workshop in Dallas, TX on Saturday, March 13th, 1999
Jerry and Esther