Quote for Today: L.R. Knost


The belief that children must be punished to learn better behaviors is illogical. Children learn to roll, crawl, walk, talk, read, and other complex behaviors without a need for punishment. Why, then, wouldn’t the same gentle guidance, support, and awareness of developmental capabilities that parents employ to help their little ones learn those complex skills also work to help them learn to pet the cat gently and draw on paper instead of walls?

L.R. KnostTwo Thousand Kisses a Day: Gentle Parenting Through the Ages and Stages

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Favorite Quotes of 2018

2018 has been a wonderful year for quiet rebuilding here at Synkroniciti. We are looking forward to more outward growth in the New Year. These fourteen quotes are a meditation that looks over the past year into the next. May they become seeds for the future!

Eleanor Roosevelt



Louise Glück



Mary Oliver



Bessel van der Kolk



M. J. Abraham



Gustave Flaubert



Adelheid Manefeldt



Jaeda DeWalt



Jim Morrison



L. R. Knost

Child Together Family People Parenting Mother



Arundhati Roy



Robert Goolrick



C. S. Lewis



Jennifer Rodewald




Quote for Today: L.R. Knost

Child Together Family People Parenting Mother

Challenging boundaries is not simply social rebellion. It is the catalyst of social evolution. When systems go unchallenged, they grow complacent and corrupt. Raising generation after generation of rule followers and conformists may be more convenient for society, but it inevitably leads to tyranny and, ultimately, revolution. Raising independent thinkers, conscious objectors, and peaceful activists creates a social balance that can endure. Peaceful parenting, then, by its very nature, is socially responsible because it creates the catalysts of social evolution that protect our society from the complacency and corruption that lead to tyranny and revolution.

L.R. Knost, InHumanity: Letters from the Trenches

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