"All children behave as well as they are treated."
-- Jan Hunt
"The attention you pay to the other person, and the attention they pay to you – those moments are what your relationship is made up of. You don’t have a relationship outside of that".
-- Alison Armstrong
"The secret of parenting is not in what a parent does but rather who the parent is to the child. When a child seeks contact and closeness with us, we become enabled as a nurturer, a comforter, a guide, a model...All the parenting skills in the world cannot compensate for a lack of attachment relationship. All the love in the world cannot get through without the psychological umbilical cord created by the child's attachment."
-- Gordon Neufeld