Passions, Motivation &Wisdom

“I think the biggest thing a parent can give a child today is resilience-helping them see they have the inner resources to overcome whatever they have to”

T. Berry Brazelton

Every time you give a parent a sense of success or of empowerment, you’re offering it to the baby indirectly. Because every time a parent looks at that baby and says ‘Oh, you’re so wonderful,’ that baby just bursts with feeling good about themselves”.

T. Berry. Brazelton

Children and adults with mental retardation and other disabilities now are obtaining health services through MCOs. These institutions have the responsibility for identifying and supporting medically necessary health service. The definition of “medical necessity” serves an extraordinarily important purpose because it establishes the foundation for deciding what services each person will receive.

         Ireys, H. T., Wehr, Elizabeth, Cooke, R. E. (2000). Defining medical necessity.    

“Passion to make sure that all children were taught in environments and ways that truly nurtured their ability to grow, to develop to their fullest ability”.

                                                      Louise Derman-Sparks

                          “Passion to create a safer, more just world for all kids”

                                                       Louise Derman-Sparks

“The preschool years are critical.  They are the first most fundamental period when children are noticing who they are and noticing the attitudes, the stereotypes and the discomforts”

Louise Derman-Sparks


A-Z Quotes. (n.d). Top 12 Quotes by Berry Brazelton.

Ireys, H. T., Wehr, Elizabeth, Cooke, R. E. (2000).  Defining medical necessity.

   Exceptional Parent, 00469157, Feb2000, Vol. 30 Issue 8, p37,3p   

 Laureate Education. (2010). The passion for early childhood.  Retrieved from