Most of us would protest that...

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Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, Fathom Realty WA LLC, Mason County, Washington's preferred real estate Agent & Broker

Most of us would protest that of course we love our children without any strings attached. But what counts is how things look from the perspective of the children!

Attributed to Alfie Kohn



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Comments (14)

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Paul. You just can’t argue with some quotes and this one is among them. Enjoy your day 

Jan 16, 2022 03:38 AM
Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

Thanks for sharing your daily wisdom, Paul!!!

Most of us would protest that of course we love our children without any strings attached. But what counts is how things look from the perspective of the children!

Attributed to Alfie Kohn

Jan 16, 2022 04:07 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I love the perspectives of children, they are so honest and genuine.  It looks like these kids are having fun at the aquarium!

Jan 16, 2022 04:22 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Paul - sometimes we forget that it helps to see things through the eyes of a child.

Jan 16, 2022 04:26 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Yes, I have realized from some discussions with my adult sons lately that they saw some things a lot differently than I did. It is important to take time to try to understand how they are seeing things.

Jan 16, 2022 05:13 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Paul - while the quote you share is definitely thought-provoking, it's the photo in this post that first caught my attention.  It captures a certain time (and spirit) that seems quite memorable.  

Jan 16, 2022 05:23 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

We all could learn from this.  Have a wonderful Sunday. Rest up and be ready for a knock-out-of-the-park work week starting tomorrow.  bill 

Jan 16, 2022 06:22 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

We might love our kids unreservedly, Paul... but the reality is that parents through their love and concern put expectations on their kids that could indeed be considered as "strings attached" by their kids.

Jan 16, 2022 06:26 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS ,

I love this photo of your makes me wonder what each one is thinking as this photo is snapped!

Jan 16, 2022 07:07 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I love the lighting of the photo, and imagine a parent NOT thinking they know better.  Most do.  Happy Sunday!  A

Jan 16, 2022 07:26 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Happy Sunday Paul and kids are always fun what they do with other kids and wait till they get in their teens


Jan 16, 2022 08:49 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - What a fabulous shot.  I love the way the fluorescent orange stands out.  Your grandchildren are at such a wonderful age of discovery. 

Jan 16, 2022 09:12 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks, Paul, for sharing this quote.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Jan 16, 2022 10:49 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Paul and happy Sunday- we need to be aware of our children's perspective. In fact, the same could apply in relationships with most anyone...figuring out how they see it. 

Jan 16, 2022 11:02 AM