Quotations with a Perspective on Parenting and
Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children and no theories.
As we read the school reports on our children, we realize a sense of relief that can rise to delight that thank Heavennobody is reporting in this fashion on us.
J B Priestley
Most of the things we do, we do for no better reason than that our fathers have done them or our neighbors do them, and the same is true of a larger part than what we suspect of what we think.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
You can do anything with children if you only play with them.
Prince Otto von Bismarck
Having children makes you no more a parent than having a piano makes you a pianist.
Parents must get across the idea that "I love you always, but sometimes I do not love your behavior."
If a child lives with approval, he learns to live with himself.
Dorothy Law Nolte
Allow children to be happy in their own way, for what better way will they ever find?
Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.
Every adult needs a child to teach; it's the way adults learn.
Frank A. Clark
The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things.
Children need models rather than critics.
Joseph Joubert Persees
The only reason I always try to meet and know the parents better is because it helps me to forgive their children.
Louis Johannot, Headmaster, Institut Le Rosey, Switzerland
When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary.
Kids today learn a lot about getting to the moon, but very little about getting to heaven.
Loving a child doesnt mean giving in to all his whims; to love him is to bring out the best in him, to teach him to love what is difficult.
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