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Born: 1916-06-26
Profession: Psychologist
Nation: American
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We need 4 hugs a day for survival. We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth.

Tags: Growth, Hugs, Survival

Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.

Tags: Family, Feelings, Mistakes

Life is not what it's supposed to be. It's what it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference.

Tags: Difference, Life, Makes

Every word, facial expression, gesture, or action on the part of a parent gives the child some message about self-worth. It is sad that so many parents don't realize what messages they are sending.

Tags: Child, Parents, Sad

The recommended daily requirement for hugs is: four per day for survival, eight per day for maintenance, and twelve per day for growth.

Tags: Daily, Growth, Survival

We must not allow other people's limited perceptions to define us.

Tags: Allow, Define, Limited

What lingers from the parent's individual past, unresolved or incomplete, often becomes part of her or his irrational parenting.

Tags: Her, Parenting, Past

Adolescents are not monsters. They are just people trying to learn how to make it among the adults in the world, who are probably not so sure themselves.

Tags: Learn, Teen, Trying

Problems are not the problem; coping is the problem.

Tags: Coping, Problem, Problems

We can learn something new anytime we believe we can.

Tags: Anytime, Brainy, Learn

So much is asked of parents, and so little is given.

Tags: Asked, Parents

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