Donald Winnicott

Donald Winnicott

British pediatrician and child psychoanalyst.
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]

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