Real autonomy comes from construction more than from selection

A foolish consistency is the hallmark of ineffective parenting

From deep contentment comes the courage to achieve

Good parenting is not defined by which decision one makes in each instance so much as by the willingness to think about these decisions

Sometimes the best alternative to black and white isn’t gray but … orange

They’d define themselves as pre-med, pre-law, pre-business – the prefix pre- signifying that nothing they were doing had any intrinsic significance

Hitting children clearly “teaches them a lesson” – and the lesson is that you can get your way with people who are weaker than you are by hurting them

Most scarcity is artificial … because a prized status has been set up where none existed before

Alfie Kohn