Always end the name of your child with a vowel, so that when you yell the name will carry.
Raising children is an incredibly hard and risky business in which no cumulative wisdom is gained: each generation repeats the mistakes the previous one made.
My childhood should have taught me lessons for my own fatherhood, but it didn't because parenting can only be learned by people who have no children.
I want my children to have all the things I couldn't afford. Then I want to move in with them.
Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves.
Parents have become so convinced that educators know what is best for their children that they forget that they themselves are really the experts.
Children are all foreigners.
Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
I love being with my children. They're fascinating people.
I started writing books for children because I could illustrate them myself and because, in my innocence, I thought they'd be easier.
A fairly bright boy is far more intelligent and far better company than the average adult.
The beauty of 'spacing' children many years apart lies in the fact that parents have time to learn the mistakes that were made with the older ones - which permits them to make exactly the opposite mistakes with the younger ones.
Every book is a children's book if the kid can read!
Writing is good, thinking is better. Cleverness is good, patience is better.
A child's education should begin at least one hundred years before he is born.
Families with babies and families without babies are sorry for each other.
You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.
Lawyers, I suppose, were children once.
Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.
Insanity is hereditary; you get it from your children.
She discovered with great delight that one does not love one's children just because they are one's children but because of the friendship formed while raising them.
It wasn't until late in life that I discovered how easy it is to say, 'I don't know.'
The solution to adult problems tomorrow depends on large measure upon how our children grow up today.
Learning is a result of listening, which in turn leads to even better listening and attentiveness to the other person. In other words, to learn from the child, we must have empathy, and empathy grows as we learn.
One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.
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