Here's a compendium of the quotes on this site:

Children rarely question our expectations;
instead, they question their personal adequacy.
Your Child's Self-Esteem, Dorothy Corkille Briggs

This is the world we live in
And these are the hands we're given
Use them and let's start trying
To make it a place worth living in.
Land of Confusion, Phil Collins

The attitudes of others toward a child's capacities are far more important than his possession of particular traits. The fact of any handicap is not nearly so vital as the reactions toward it of those around him.
Your Child's Self-Esteem, Dorothy Corkille Briggs

Children with hand differences whose hands function well usually adjust well.
Children with Hand Differences: A Guide for Families
Center for Limb Differences (1990)

Even if the architecture of the hand is considerably disturbed,
rarely will this be noticed by the casual observer if the hand
is used to perform ordinary tasks in a normal manner.
- Robert Beasley, MD
"Cosmetic Considerations in Surgery of the Hand" (1971)


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