Alfie Kohn Quotes: One Explanation Was Offered By Alice

One Explanation Was Offered By Alice Miller: "Many People Continue To Pass On The Cruel Deeds And Attitudes To Which They Were Subjected As Children, So That They Can Continue To Idealize Their Parents."16 Her Premise Is That We Have A Powerful, Unconscious Need To Believe That Everything Our Parents Did To Us Was Really For Our Own Good And Was Done Out Of Love. It's Too Threatening For Many Of Us Even To Entertain The Possibility That They Weren't Entirely Well-meaning-or Competent. So, In Order To Erase Any Doubts, We Do The Same Things To Our Own Children That Our Parents Did To Us.
— Alfie Kohn —

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