Quotes

11 November 2014
The beginnings of altruism can be seen in children as early as the age of two. How then can we be so concerned that they count by the age of three, read by four, and walk with their hands across the overhead parallel bars by five, and not be concerned that they act with kindness to others?
11 November 2014
If we focus exclusively on teaching our children to read, write, spell, and count in their first years of life, we turn our homes into extensions of school and turn bringing up a child into an exercise in curriculum development. We should be parents first and teachers of academic skills second.
11 November 2014
Family life is not a computer program that runs on its own; it needs continual input from everyone.
11 November 2014
We all know children who grew up in authoritarian families and have never stopped rebelling against restrictiveness wherever they find it. And they seem to be more prone than others to find it!
11 November 2014
Allowing children to spew forth whatever is on their minds in the name of openness only creates an illusion of family closeness.
11 November 2014
A young child is no longer simply a child; he or she is a preschooler, poised at the starting gate in the race of life.
11 November 2014
Morality is not only taught; it is caught.
11 November 2014
Our most important task as parents is raising children who will be decent, responsible, and caring people devoted to making this world a more compassionate place
11 November 2014
We cannot set aside an hour for discussion with our children and hope that it will be a time of deep encounter. The special moments of intimacy are more likely to happen while baking a cake together, or playing hide and seek, or just sitting in the waiting room of the orthodontist.
11 November 2014
It is easy to lose confidence in our natural ability to raise children. The true techniques for raising children are simple: Be with them, play with them, talk to them. You are not squandering their time no matter what the latest child development books say about "purposeful play" and "cognitive learning skills."

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