"Live a good life yourself."

“Children rise higher when they are treated with respect. Use courteous and respectful language when you talk with your children and others. Bruno Bettelheim, a world-famous psychologist, said, “You can’t teach children to be good. The best you can do for your child is to live a good life yourself. What a parent knows and believes, the child will lean on.” You don’t teach a child not to yell by yelling. We cannot expect to be respected if we treat others in demeaning ways.”

Marjorie Pay Hinckley, Small and Simple Things (2003), 141.

3 thoughts on “"Live a good life yourself."

  1. I am so glad that I happened to find your blog. I am not even sure how I did. I love your posts. I have 3 kids and am constantly trying to do better each day. This quote was great! Thanks for taking the time to do this blog.
    Micaela in Memphis

  2. I just found your blog. As a brand new mum I love it. Sister Hinkcley was such an inspiration. I’ll be stopping by again! Thanks:)

    Sarah from spirituallythinking.blogspot.com

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