Quotations with a Perspective on Parenting and
Siblings are important because you know them the longest. You will probably outlive your parents and you don't meet your friends or your husband until later, but your sisters are there for almost the same time that you are...they are just a given.
Beware of him who hates the laugh of a child.
Johann Kaspar Lavater
Children are remarkable for their intelligence and ardor, for their curiosity, their intolerance of shams, the clarity and ruthlessness of their vision.
Pretty much all the honest truth-telling there is in the world is done by children.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
It is our task in our time and in our generation to hand down undiminished to those who come after us, as was handed down to us by those who went before, the natural wealth and beauty which is ours.
John F. Kennedy
Give me the children until they are seven and anyone may have them afterwards.
St. Francis Xavier
Remember, your basic assignment as a parent is to work yourself out of a job.
A man who gives his children habits of industry provides for them better than by giving them fortune.
The most important thing that parents can teach their children is how to get along without them.
Frank A. Clark
Human models are more vivid and more
persuasive than explicit moral commands. Daniel J. Boorstin "The Image: A Guide
to Pseudo-Events in America"
Carl Gustav Jung
L. Ron Hubbard
Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.
The care of children. . . is infinitely better left to the best-trained practitioners of both sexes who have chosen it as a vocation, rather than to harried and all too frequently unhappy persons with little time or taste for the work of educating minds.
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