Quotations About / On: CHILDREN
America is a nation fundamentally ambivalent about its children, often afraid of its children, and frequently punitive toward its children.
(Letty Cottin Pogrebin (20th century), U.S. editor, writer. Family and Politics, ch. 3 (1983).)
The child who acts unlovable is the child who most needs to be loved.
(Cathy Rindner Tempelsman (20th century), U.S. journalist. Child-Wise, ch. 5 (1994).)
Children can find bottomless reserves of righteousness, moral indignation, and rigiditywhen the object is another child.
(Nancy Samalin (20th century), U.S. author and parent educator. Love and Anger: The Parental Dilemma, ch. 4 (1991).)
The decision to have a child is both a private and a public decision, for children are our collective future.
(Sylvia Ann Hewitt (20th century), economist. A Lesser Life, ch. 6 (1986).)
Sexual abuse of children now presents society with the ultimate crisis of patriarchy, when children refuse to protect their fathers by keeping secrets.
(Beatrix Campbell (b. 1947), British journalist. Unofficial Secrets, ch. 2 (1988).)
Even a minor event in the life of a child is an event of that child's world and thus a world event.
(Gaston Bachelard (1884-1962), French scientist, philosopher, literary theorist. "The Phoenix, a Linguistic Phenomenon," ch. 1, Fragments of a Poetics of Fire (1988, trans. 1990).)
Children's self-esteem develops in proportion to the depth of trust that is reached in the parent/child relationship.
(Stephanie Martson (20th century), U.S. family therapist, author. The Magic of Encouragement, ch. 3 (1990).)
You can make children believe whatever you want, and the children of today are the soldiers and mothers of tomorrow.
(Dudley Nichols, U.S. screenwriter. Jean Renoir. Major Von Keller (Walter Slezak), This Land Is Mine (1943).)
What a wise and good parent will desire for his own children a nation must desire for all children.
(Consultative Committee On The Prima. Report of the Consultative Committee on the Primary School (HADOW), H.M.S.O. (1931).)
Parents of young children should realize that few people, and maybe no one, will find their children as enchanting as they do.
(Barbara Walters (20th century), U.S. journalist. How to Talk With Practically Anybody about Practically Anything, ch. 4 (1970).)