15 Total Quotes

Virginia Satir Quotes

Virginia Satir
I believe the greatest gift I can conceive of having from anyone is to be seen by them, heard by them, to be understood and touched by them.
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#American Psychologist #Believe

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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
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#Communication

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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.
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#American Psychologist

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Problems are not the problem; coping is the problem.
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#American Psychologist #Problems

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

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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.
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#American Psychologist

Virginia Satir
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.
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#American Psychologist

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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.
Virginia Satir
#American Psychologist

Virginia Satir
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.
Virginia Satir
#American Psychologist

Virginia Satir
So much is asked of parents, and so little is given.
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#American Psychologist

Virginia Satir
The recommended daily requirement for hugs is: four per day for survival, eight per day for maintenance, and twelve per day for growth.
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#American Psychologist

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We can learn something new anytime we believe we can.
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#American Psychologist

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We must not allow other people's limited perceptions to define us.
Virginia Satir
#American Psychologist