"What message do we want to send to the future about the way we have chosen to treat our children today?"
"You may give them your love but not your thoughts, for they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls, for their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams."
"Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each."
"If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as if they are a nail."
Abraham H. Maslowe
"The pressures of being a parent are equal to any pressure on earth. To be a conscious parent, and really look to that little being's mental and physical health, is a responsibility which most of us, including me, avoid most of the time because it's too hard."
"Your children need your presence more than your presents."
"Train the parent and spare the child."
Duane Alan Hahn
"Children need models rather than critics."
"Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them."
Lady Bird Johnson
"A torn jacket is soon mended, but hard words bruise the heart of a child."
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself."
"Parents are not quite interested in justice, they are interested in quiet."
"Having children makes one no more a parent than having a piano makes you a pianist."
No further evidence is needed to show that 'mental illness' is not the name of a biological condition whose nature awaits to be elucidated, but is the name of a concept whose purpose is to obscure the obvious.
A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong.
A teacher should have maximal authority, and minimal power.