quote zone

the first step
"Parents who want to be better usually care enough - and have courage enough - to evaluate whether or not they're doing well. Perfection is not the goal; growth in an environment of joy and peace is. And letting go of our need to control is the first step." ~ Jeff Sabo, peaceful parent, from this post

the primary goal
"Conventional parenting, which gets accepted as good parenting, is destination oriented. It's getting kids into college. It's stopping the tantrums. It's making sure kids stay away from drugs. It's about getting kids from point A to point B. It's about molding kids into what we think will help them the most. If there is one thought that will help you understand unschooling and respectful parenting it is this: The primary goal is joyful living. All other goals are secondary." ~ Joyce Fetteroll, peaceful parent

the edge
"Sooner or later we will come to the edge of all that we can control and find life, waiting there for us." ~ Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D.,