Art of Parenting through Art
Art is not typically considered a source of inspiration for parenting yet it can be. Portraits and poetry about children may not provide concrete answers to the specific questions we have about ourselves and our children but it can go deeper to refresh the spirit and provide altogether new directions.
a tour Explore a few portraits, quotations and other works in a short tour of
the site. Look for a "Tour" link at the bottom right of each screen to
follow the tour.
Portraits of children
Poetry about Children
Poetry about parenting
Life to me is no brief candle; it is a sort of splendid torch
which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as
possible before handing it on to future generations."
Some Recently Added Quotations:
"That's the wonderful thing about crayons . . . they can take you to more places than a spaceship."
"My mother protected me from the world and my father threatened me with it." ~ Quentin Crisp
"Never fear spoiling children by making them too happy. Happiness is the atmosphere in which all good affections grow. ." ~ Thomas Bray
Does Anybody Else Look Like Me? A Parent's Guide to Raising Multicultural Children. by Donna Jackson Nakazawa
Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls by Rachel Simmons