Donald Winnicott

Donald Winnicott

British pediatrician and child psychoanalyst.
I don't mind saying in advance that in my opinion jealousy is normal and healthy. Jealousy arises out of the fact that children love. If they have no capacity to love, then they don't show jealousy.More Donald Winnicott quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If mothers are told to do this or that or the other,... they lose touch with their own ability to act.... Only too easily they feel incompetent. If they must look up everything in a book, they are always too late even when they do the right things, because the right things have to be done immediately. It is only possible to act at exactly the right point when the action is intuitive or by instinct, as we say. The mind can be brought to bear on the problem afterwards.More Donald Winnicott quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I would rather be the child of a mother who has all the inner conflicts of the human being than be mothered by someone for whom all is easy and smooth, who knows all the answers, and is a stranger to doubt.More Donald Winnicott quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The mother gazes at the baby in her arms, and the baby gazes at his mother's face and finds himself therein... provided that the mother is really looking at the unique, small, helpless being and not projecting her own expectations, fears, and plans for the child. In that case, the child would find not himself in his mother's face, but rather the mother's own projections. This child would remain without a mirror, and for the rest of his life would be seeking this mirror in vain.More Donald Winnicott quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is in playing, and perhaps only in playing, that the child is free to be creative.More Donald Winnicott quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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