Not only did I have the most wonderful parenting, but I had a chance to see my Mom in action, doing the work that she so loved. I often accompanied her to conferences, meetings, and parties. I stood in the back of the room glowing with pride while listening to her pearls of wisdom, and gentle, respectful parenting advice. She enjoyed listening to the perspectives of others, but always firmly held to her key principles in the face of strong challenge.
Most memorable were the numerous people who would say to me, “Your mother has changed my life." I'd like to invite you to share your experiences and thoughts if you are one of those whose life was influenced by Magda Gerber. Thank you. (You may share your story here in the comments or go to Magda Stories and sign in to share your thoughts and read other people's reflections.)