Polly Berrien Berends


Polly Berrien Berends Quotes

  • ''The gain is not the having of children; it is the discovery of love and how to be loving.''
    Polly Berrien Berends (20th century), U.S. author. Whole Child/Whole Parent, ch. 2 (rev. 1987).
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  • ''The parent is the strongest statement that the child hears regarding what it means to be alive and real. More than what we say or do, the way we are expresses what we think it means to be alive. So the articulate parent is less a telling than a listening individual.''
    Polly Berrien Berends (20th century), U.S. author. Whole Child/Whole Parent, ch. 6 (rev. 1987).
  • ''My list of things I never pictured myself saying when I pictured myself as a parent has grown over the years.''
    Polly Berrien Berends (20th century), U.S. author. Whole Child/Whole Parent, ch. 2 (rev. 1987).
  • ''The child does not begin to fall until she becomes seriously interested in walking, until she actually begins learning. Falling is thus more an indication of learning than a sign of failure.''
    Polly Berrien Berends (20th century), U.S. author. Whole Child/Whole Parent, ch. 4 (rev. 1987).
  • ''Most of us would do more for our babies than we have ever been willing to do for anyone, even ourselves.''
    Polly Berrien Berends (20th century), U.S. author. Whole Child/Whole Parent, ch. 2 (rev. 1987).
  • ''Therefore, as necessarily we protect our children from harm, we are nevertheless not too quick to come between them and a negative experience from which they can safely learn something on their own.''
    Polly Berrien Berends (20th century), U.S. author. Whole Child/Whole Parent, ch. 4 (rev. 1987).

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