two sentiments

"When I approach a child, he inspires in me two sentiments;

tenderness for what he is,

and respect for what he may become."

~Louis Pasteur

This quote is so perfect that I don’t dare attempt to expound upon it unnecessarily. Thus, I will be brief. Being a good parent requires a type of double vision. We have to see our children in these two lights simultaneously. Only then can we provide the nurturing AND guiding environment that kids really need. -Hal Runkel, LMFT, Author of ScreamFree Parenting and ScreamFree Marriage