Food for thought

“I have come to the frightening conclusion, I am the decisive element in the home, It is my personal approach that creates the climate, It is my daily mood that makes the weather.

As a parent I possess tremendous power to make a child’s life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration. I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal.

In all situations, it is MY response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated, and a child humanised or de-humanised. ” H. Ginott


7 Comments Add yours

  1. Kim says:

    This is so tue, in more than one aspect of our lives, our attitude determines so many outcomes!

  2. Wow, so true.
    And often I can change my little one’s attitude before we even step out of the house.

  3. Robyn says:

    Reblogged this on Memoirs 4 My Munchkins and commented:
    Stole this from Fiona over at

  4. Robyn says:

    Love this and just what I needed to hear this morning, after a frightful few days with two moody toddlers! Reblogged it, hope you don’t mind.xx

    1. Fiona says:

      I don’t mind at all :)

  5. TJ says:

    Oh how apt! Definitley have to agree with all of the above!

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