Quotations About / On: BABY

  • 51.
    Despite compelling evidence that she will be working at 35, by choice or necessity, today's 21-year-old woman has difficulty looking beyond the ceremonies of her marriage and her babies' christenings.
    (Marilyn Bender (b. 1925), U.S. journalist. First published in The New York Times (March 26, 1962). As quoted in American Women in the 1960s, ch. 3, by Blanche Linden-Ward and Carol Hurd Green (1993).)
  • 52.
    In spite of our worries to the contrary, children are still being born with the innate ability to learn spontaneously, and neither they nor their parents need the sixteen-page instructional manual that came with a rattle ordered for our baby boy!
    (Neil Kurshan (20th century), U.S. rabbi. Raising Your Child to Be a Mensch, ch. 3 (1987).)
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  • 53.
    Attachment to a baby is a long-term process, not a single, magical moment. The opportunity for bonding at birth may be compared to falling in love—staying in love takes longer and demands more work.
    (T. Berry Brazelton (20th century), U.S. author and pediatrician. Touchpoints, ch. 3 (1992).)
  • 54.
    Many people have an oversimplified picture of bonding that could be called the "epoxy" theory of relationships...if you don't get properly "glued" to your babies at exactly the right time, which only occurs very soon after birth, then you will have missed your chance.
    (Pamela Patrick Novotny (20th century), U.S. author. The Joy of Twins, ch. 2 (1988 rev. 1994).)
  • 55.
    The first time many women hold their tiny babies, they are apt to feel as clumsy and incompetent as any man. The difference is that our culture tells them they're not supposed to feel that way. Our culture assumes that they will quickly learn how to be a mother, and that assumption rubs off on most women—so they learn.
    (Pamela Patrick Novotny (20th century), U.S. journalist and author. The Joy of Twins, ch. 6 (1988 rev. 1994).)
  • 56.
    The truth is, no matter how trying they become, babies two and under don't have the ability to make moral choices, so they can't be "bad." That category only exists in the adult mind.
    (Anne Cassidy (20th century), U.S. writer. "Babies Have Bad Days Too," Working Mother (November 1988).)
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  • 57.
    But it is a myth to assume that the larger amount of early stimulation you provide, the more beneficial it will be. The truth is that babies can be overstimulated—which is what many parents, intent on beginning to groom their progeny for college in the cradle, end up doing.
    (Julius Segal (20th century), U.S. psychologist, author. "10 Myths About Child Development," Parents (July 1989).)
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  • 58.
    In every adult human there still lives a helpless child who is afraid of aloneness.... This would be so even if there were a possibility for perfect babies and perfect mothers.
    (Louise J. Kaplan (20th century), U.S. psychologist. Oneness and Separateness: From Infant to Individual, ch. 7 (1978).)
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  • 59.
    Loving a baby is a circular business, a kind of feedback loop. The more you give the more you get and the more you get the more you feel like giving.
    (Penelope Leach (20th century), U.S. child development specialist. Your Baby and Child, introduction (1983).)
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  • 60.
    If you think you are emancipated, you might consider the idea of tasting your menstrual blood—if it makes you sick, you've a long way to go, baby.
    (Germaine Greer (b. 1939), Australian feminist, writer. "The Wicked Womb," The Female Eunuch (1970).)
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