Children And Parents Quotes by Leon Kass, Stanley Greenspan, Robert Breault, Dorothy Nolte, Mark Twain, Jean Kerr and many others.
Cloning looks like a degrading of parenthood and a perversion of the right relation between parents and children.
Even if you find yourself in a heated exchange with your toddler, it is better for your child to feel the heat rather than for himto feel you withdraw emotionally…. Active and emotional involvement between parent and child helps the child make the limits a part of himself.
It is one thing to show your child the way, and a harder thing to then stand out of it
If a child lives with acceptance and friendship, he learns to find love in the world
Children are natural mimics who act like their parents despite every effort to teach them good manners.
Now the thing about having a baby – and I can’t be the first person to have noticed this – is that thereafter you have it.
If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others.
The central task of education is to implant a will and facility for learning; it should produce not learned but learning people. The truly human society is a learning society, where grandparents, parents, and children are students together.
The epithets of parent and child have been long applied to Great Britain and her colonies, [but] we rarely see anything from your side of the water except the authoritative style of a master to a school-boy.
There’s no telling from poem to poem where this brilliant ‘conversation’ about maleness and gender will lead—there are poems about husbands and wives, parents and children, Elvis, Apollo, Walt Whitman, rhythms of its politics. Manthology is a remarkably honest and enormously heartening collection.
In every dispute between parent and child, both cannot be right, but they may be, and usually are, both wrong. It is this situation which gives family life its peculiar hysterical charm.
If your children spend most of their time in other people’s houses, you’re lucky; if they all congregate at your house, you’re blessed.
Parents and children cannot be to each other, as husbands with wives and wives with husbands. Nature has separated them by an almost impassable barrier of time; the mind and the heart are in quite a different state at fifteen and forty.
We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but we can at least prepare our children for the future.
Never fear spoiling children by making them too happy. Happiness is the atmosphere in which all good affections grow
If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.
My mythic version of America is very much about parents and children, and in my experience, the suburban setting is where that particular drama plays out. Which isn’t to say that there aren’t parents and children in cities or on farms. I just don’t know them.