Quotations From RICHARD LOUV

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  • 1.
    Here is the beginning of understanding: most parents are doing their best, and most children are doing their best, and they're doing pretty well, all things considered.
    Richard Louv (20th century), U.S. journalist, author. Childhood's Future, introduction (1991).

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  • 2.
    When we raise our children, we relive our childhood. Forgotten memories, painful and pleasurable, rise to the surface.... So each of us thinks, almost daily, of how our own childhood compares with our children's, and of what our children's future will hold.
    Richard Louv (20th century), U.S. journalist, author. Childhood's Future, part 1, ch. 1 (1991).

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  • 3.
    American family life has never been particularly idyllic. In the nineteenth century, nearly a quarter of all children experienced the death of one of their parents.... Not until the sixties did the chief cause of separation of parents shift from death to divorce.
    Richard Louv (20th century), U.S. journalist, author. Childhood's Future, part 1, ch. 3 (1991).

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  • 4.
    If we desire a kinder nation, seeing it through the eyes of children is an eminently sensible endeavor: A city that is pro-child, for example, is also a more humane place for adults.
    Richard Louv (20th century), U.S. journalist, author. Childhood's Future, part 1, ch. 3 (1991).

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    We do not raise our children alone.... Our children are also raised by every peer, institution, and family with which they come in contact. Yet parents today expect to be blamed for whatever results occur with their children, and they expect to do their parenting alone.
    Richard Louv (20th century), U.S. journalist, author. Childhood's Future, part 1, ch. 3 (1991).

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  • 6.
    We attempt to remember our collective American childhood, the way it was, but what we often remember is a combination of real past, pieces reshaped by bitterness and love, and, of course, the video past—the portrayals of family life on such television programs as "Leave it to Beaver" and "Father Knows Best" and all the rest.
    Richard Louv (20th century), U.S. journalist, author. Childhood's Future, part 1, ch. 3 (1991).

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