Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Now, This is the Kind of Refrigerator Mom I'm Proud To Be. (So There, Bruno Bettelheim.)

Because how many other kids leave Post-It Noted quotes from Mahatma K. Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. (my boy's two current obsessions) for you on the fridge?

Love is an emotion more powerful than the soul of hate.
Mahatma K. Gandhi
You cannot deny the power of friendship when it hits you.
Love lives forever.
Martin Luther King Jr. 1967



* Refrigerator mother theory: (From Wikipedia):  In the absence of any biomedical explanation for what causes autism after the telltale symptoms were first described by scientists, Bruno Bettelheim, a University of Chicago professor and child development specialist, and other leading psychoanalysts championed the notion that autism was the product of mothers who were cold, distant and rejecting, thus deprived of the chance to "bond properly". The theory was embraced by the medical establishment and went largely unchallenged into the mid-1960s, but its effects have lingered into the 21st century.


copyright 2012, Melissa, The Betty and Boo Chronicles If you are reading this on a blog or website other than The Betty and Boo Chronicles or via a feedreader, this content has been stolen and used without permission.

2 comments:

Melissa said...

*big smiles*

Lisa Gradess Weinstein said...

Bruno should blow it out his ass!