Candid Quotations on Parenting and Children
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We are willing to spend the least amount of money to keep a kid at home, more to put him in a foster home and the most to institutionalize him.

Marian Wright Edelman


If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much with time them, and half as much money.

Abigail Van Buren


She was a beautiful baby. She blew shining bubbles of sound. She loved motion, loved light,  loved color and music and textures. When she was just eight months old I had to leave her daytimes with the woman downstairs to whom she was no miracle at all.

Tille Olsen, "I Stand here Ironing"


If kids come to us [teachers] from strong, healthy functioning families, it makes our job easier. If they do not come to us from strong, healthy, functioning families, it makes our job more important.

Barbara Colorose


Train the parent and spare the child.

Duane Alan Hahn


What is done to children, they will do to society.

Karl A. Menninger


[They] do not leave home without American Express…. Blame the moral carelessness that parents pass off as the gift of freedom as they cut their children loose like colorful kites and wish them an exciting flight.

Roger Rosenblatt : On wealthy teenagers and murder of 18-year-old girl in NYC’s Central Park, “The Freedom of the Damned” Time 6 Oct 86


Modern cynics and skeptics … see no harm in paying those to whom they entrust the minds of their children a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom they entrust the care of their plumbing.

John F Kennedy


Children are supposed to help hold a marriage together. They do this in a number of ways. For instance, they demand so much attention that a husband and wife, concentrating on their children, fail to notice each other's faults.

Richard Armour


If we force children to submit and attempt to control them we must accept that as they grow older and stronger we will face the violence we nurtured in them knowing indeed, we have taught them well.

Barbara Coloroso


Children begin by loving their parents. After a time, they judge them. Rarely, if ever, do they forgive them.

Oscar Wilde


It now costs more to amuse a child than it once did to educate his father.

Vaughan Monroe


If you treat a sick child like an adult and a sick adult like a child, everything usually works out pretty well.

(Makataimeshekiakiak) Black Hawk (1767-1838), Sauk leader


Where parents do too much for their children, the children will not do too much for themselves.

Elbert Hubbard

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