"Take some time to tell your child you like them today, and list the reasons why. Then watch in wonder as they blossom before your eyes. Words of recognition and appreciation to a child are like sunshine and rain to a flower."
"Power demands, threatens, and controls until it burns itself out. Influence invites, encourages, and guides...and grows stronger over time." L.R.Knost, 'The Gentle Parent: Positive, Practical, Effective Discipline' www.littleheartsbooks.com