It’s the people who feel strong and good about themselves inside who are best able to accept outside differences – their own or others’. We help children develop this ability every time we affirm how special they are to us for being themselves.
— Fred Rogers
Dad never tried to dictate to me what I should do with my life. He never tried to put his blueprint for my life over mine. His attitude was, “I’m going to teach you basic values. I’m going to unconditionally love you. And I’m going to expect you to chart your own way in life.”
— George W. Bush
Instead of saying to your daughter, “I love you because you’re so beautiful,” tell her that you love her because there is no one else in the world like her.
— Dr. Meg Meeker
Every second we live is a new and unique moment. And what do we teach our children in school? We teach them that two and two make four and that Paris is the capital of France. We should say to each of them, “Do you know what you are? You are a marvel. You are unique. In the millions of years that have passed there has never been another child like you.”
— Pablo Casals