There was a time when we expected nothing of our children but obedience, as opposed to the present, when we expect everything of them but obedience.
Adults find pleasure in deceiving a child. They consider it necessary, but they also enjoy it. The children very quickly figure it out and then practice deception themselves.
If your parents never had children, chances are... neither will you.
It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place.
The finest inheritance you can give to a child is to allow it to make its own way, completely on its own feet.
Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.
Call not that man wretched, who whatever ills he suffers, has a child to love.
The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children.
Children are God's Apostles, sent forth, day by day, to preach of love, and hope, and peace.
Instead of needing lots of children, we need high-quality children.
Everybody knows how to raise children, except the people who have them.
Even very young children need to be informed about dying. Explain the concept of death very carefully to your child. This will make threatening him with it much more effective.
Humans are the only animals that have children on purpose with the exception of guppies, who like to eat theirs.
When I hear people talk about juggling, or the sacrifices they make for their children, I look at them like they're crazy, because 'sacrifice' infers that there was something better to do than being with your children.
A baby is God's opinion that life should go on.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
Adults are obsolete children.
It is a wise father that knows his own child.
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child!
If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older.
Parents of young children should realize that few people, and maybe no one, will find their children as enchanting as they do.
People who get nostalgic about childhood were obviously never children.
In the United States today, there is a pervasive tendency to treat children as adults, and adults as children. The options of children are thus steadily expanded, while those of adults are progressively constricted. The result is unruly children and childish adults.
Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.
It is not easy to be crafty and winsome at the same time, and few accomplish it after the age of six.
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