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Inspirational Quotations on Parenting
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trans20.gif (837 bytes) Love your children with all your hearts, love them  enough to discipline them before it is too late ... Praise them for important things, even if you have to stretch them a bit. Praise them a lot. They live on it like bread and butter and they need it more than bread and butter.
Lavina Christensen Fugal


Children should be taught not the little virtues but the great ones. Not thrift but generosity and an indifference to money; not caution but courage and a contempt for danger; not a desire for success but a desire to be and to know.
Natalia Ginzburg
trans20.gif (837 bytes) Children are one-third of our population and all of our future.
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The soul is healed by being with children.
Fyodor Dostoevsky
trans20.gif (837 bytes) We must teach our children to dream with their eyes open.
Harry Edwards
trans20.gif (837 bytes) To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while.
Josh Billings
trans20.gif (837 bytes) The family is one of nature's masterpieces.
George Santayana
trans20.gif (837 bytes) The baby rises to its feet, takes a step, is overcome with triumph and joy - and falls flat on its face. It is a pattern for all that is to come! But learn from the bewildered baby. Lurch to your feet again. You'll
make the sofa in the end.

Pam Brown
trans20.gif (837 bytes)  When wings are grown, birds and children fly away.
Chinese Proverb
trans20.gif (837 bytes) If you are too busy to spend time with your children
then you are busier than God intended you to be.

Rabbi Mendel Epstein


I do not love him because he is good, but because he is my little child.

Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man.
Sir Rabindranath Tagore

  There are one hundred and fifty-two distinctly different ways of holding a baby - and all are right.
Heywood Broun
 

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Natalia Ginzburg (1916-1991) was the Italian Author of
many family-centered novels. Her childhood home was a
meeting place for intellectuals opposed to Mussolini. She
married an editor and political activist with whom she had
three children. She was elected to the Italian Parliament
in 1983.

Portrait of Natalia Ginzburg

Fyodor Dosteyevsky (1821-1881). He and his older brother,
Mikhail attend boarding schools together. After the death of
their mother in 1837, they were sent to a preparatory school.
He married the widow, Marya Dmitrievna Isaeva, in 1857. Just
a few years later in 1864 she was to die as was Fyodor's older
brother
Mikhail. In 1867 he is remarried to Anna Grigorievna
Snitkina. They live abroad for 4 years staying for a time in
Geneva, Florence, Vienna, Prague and finally Dresden.

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Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), was born a Brahman. His
father was a religious reformer and scholar. His mother died
when he was very young; he did not understand until her body
was burned that she would never come back. He and his siblings
were beaten by the servants regularly. All the children would later
contribute significantly to Bengali literature. Tagore, the youngest,
began writing poems at 8 years of age. He was educated first by
tutors and then later at a variety of schools.
    In 1883 he married Mrinalini Devi Raichaudhuri, with whom he
had two sons and three daughters. She died in 1902 and a year
later one of their daughters died. In 1907 his younger son also
died. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913. 

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