About Haim Ginott

I'm a child psychotherapist. I treated disturbed children. Suppose I see children in therapy one hour a week for a year. Their symptoms disappear, they feel better about themselves, they get along well with others, they even stop fidgeting in school. What is it that I do that helps? I communicate with them in a caring way. I use every opportunity to help them develop self confidence. If caring communication can drive sick children sane, its principles and practices belong to parents and teachers. While psychotherapists may be able to cure, only those in daily contact with children can help them become psychologically healthy.

—Haim Ginott, 1922-1973

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