Donald Winnicott

Donald Winnicott

British pediatrician and child psychoanalyst.
The fact that grief takes so long to resolve is not a sign of inadequacy, but betokens depth of soul.More Donald Winnicott quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Creativity consists in maintaining a key aspect of the experience of childhood throughout one's life: the capacity to create and recreate the world. Creativity is the omnipotence of the child's mind.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]
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]
What is a normal child like? Does he just eat and grow and smile sweetly? No, that is not what he is like. The normal child, if he has confidence in mother and father, pulls out all the stops. In the course of time, he tries out his power to disrupt, to destroy, to frighten, to wear down, to waste, to wangle, and to appropriate . . . At the start he absolutely needs to live in a circle of love and strength (with consequent tolerance) if he is not to be too fearful of his own thoughts and of his imaginings to make progrMore Donald Winnicott quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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