I am having serious writer’s block for some reason. I think its because I have so much to say on this topic, I don’t know where to start!!
So, I am just going to open up the flood gates and ask, what do ya”ll think??
These are some of my favorite quotes from the first chapter:
“We ought to love them, for no good reason, and furthermore, what counts is not just that we believe we love unconditionally, but that they feel loved in that way.”
“Whatever lesson we hoped to impart was far more likely to be learned if she knew that our love her was undimmed by how she had acted.”
“Compulsory apologies mostly train children to say things they don’t mean–that is, to lie.”
“In our society, we are taught that good things must always be earned, never given away.”
“Ultimately, conditional parenting reflects a tendency to to see almost every human interaction, even among family members, as kind of economic transaction.”
“Unconditional parenting insists that the family ought to be a haven, a refuge, from such transactions. Love from parents is purely and simply a gift. It is something to which all children are entitled.”
So tell me, tell me, what were your favorite parts of the first chapter? What parts struck in your heart and felt profound?