L. Ron Hubbard describes how children feel able and competent only so long as they are permitted to contribute as much or more than others have contributed to them.
The Childs Goals
A child has one goal to grow up. He or she might have minor goals, but this goal of growing up is his or her one saving grace.
How to Live With Children
A good, stable adult with love and tolerance in his heart is about the best therapy a child can have.