Child Rearing Quotes

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1. “The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice.”

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Author : Peggy O'Mara

2. “Children naturally ask all kinds of questions and take a long time to tell their stories, and in millions of homes the parents are doing something else as they reply, “Yes, yes, I see.” And in millions of homes, the parents are surprised when their children don’t listen to them.Those little bright eyes know when your attention is wandering. When they are telling you the news from school, give your full attention. Everything else can be set aside for the moment. You are teaching your children to listen to you.”

Tags : Attention Child Rearing Children
Source : Take Your Time: How to Find Patience, Peace, and Meaning

3. “By the time she a year old Mae Mobley following me around everwhere I go….Miss Leefolt, she’d narrow up her eyes at me like I done something wrong, unhitch that crying baby off my foot. I reckon that’s the risk you run, letting somebody else raise you chilluns”

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Source : The Help

4. “From the time he was young, he dressed the way you told him to dress; he acted the way you told him to act; he said the things you told him to say. He's been listening to somebody else tell him what to do... He hasn't changed. He is still listening to somebody else tell him what to do. The problem is, it isn't you any,ore; it's his peers.”

Tags : Child Rearing Children Parenting Peer Pressure Teenagers And Parents Youth
Source : Kids Are Worth It!: Giving Your Child the Gift of Inner Discipline

5. “Early relational trauma results from the fact that we are often given more to experience in this life than we can bear to experience consciously. This problem has been around since the beginning of time, but it is especially acute in early childhood where, because of the immaturity of the psyche and/or brain, we are ill-equipped to metabolize our experience. An infant or young child who is abused, violated or seriously neglected by a caretaking adult is overwhelmed by intolerable affects that are impossible for it to metabolize, much less understand or even think about.”

Tags : Brain Caretaker Child Abuse Child Neglect Child Rape Child Rearing Childhood Abuse Effects Of Child Abuse Incest Neglect Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Psyche Psychology Ptsd Trauma Traumatized
Source : Trauma and the Soul: A Psycho-Spiritual Approach to Human Development and Its Interruption

6. “If from infancy you treat children as gods, they are liable in adulthood to act as devils.”

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Author : P.D. James

7. “The fundamental condition of childhood is powerlessness.”

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Author : Jane Smiley

8. “Over and over again, cross-cultural research on infancy teaches the exact same lesson: infants can tolerate—and thrive under—care that most any Western parent would assume would end very badly.”

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Author : Nicholas Day
Source : Baby Meets World: Suck, Smile, Touch, Toddle

9. “Throughout history, the most brutal cultures have always been distinguished by maternal-infant separation.”

Tags : Attachement Parenting Attachment Babies Child Rearing Motherhood Parenthood
Source : Mama: Love, Motherhood and Revolution

10. “In these story telling moments we equip our children, with crucial solution tools for life. To deprive them of these necessary teachable moments is like denying a carpenter the tools of his trade.”

Tags : Child Rearing Conflict Resolutions Equipping Children Good Parenting Life Skills Quotes Parenting Powerful Stories Shaping Character Social Skills Storytelling Teachable Moments Training
Author : Drexel Deal
Source : The Fight of My Life is Wrapped Up in My Father

11. “I tried to teach them [his sons] that about the importance of self-discipline, and that the culture of yes is built on a foundation of no.”

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Author : Bill Walton

12. “A mother is a child's first looking glass into the world.”

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Source : Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

13. “Children can be told anything—anything. I've always been struck by seeing how little grown-up people understand children, how little parents even understand their own children. Nothing should be concealed from children on the pretext that they are little and that it is too early for them to understand. What a miserable and unfortunate idea! And how readily the children detect that their fathers consider them too little to understand anything, though they understand everything. Grown-up people do not know that a child can give exceedingly good advice even in the most difficult case.”

Tags : 1869 Child Rearing Children
Source : The Idiot

14. “The most effective alternative process [to punishment] is probably extinction. This takes time but is much more rapid than allowing the response to be forgotten. The technique seems to be relatively free of objectionable by-products. We recommend it, for example when we suggest that a parent 'pay no attention' to objectionable behavior on the part of his child. If the child's behavior is strong only because it has been reinforced by 'getting a rise out of' the parent, it will disappear when this consequence is no longer forthcoming. (p. 192)”

Tags : Behavior Child Rearing Consequence Extinction Ignore Pay No Attention Punishment Reinforced Behavior
Author : B.F. Skinner
Source : Science and Human Behavior

15. “I can speak of our baby like this to no one else. Who but his father would linger over the exact width of his gummy little smile or the blueness of his eyes, or the sweetness of his little lick of tawny hair on his forehead?”

Tags : Child Rearing Fatherhood Motherhood Parenthood

16. “Child abuse is still sanctioned — indeed, held in high regard — in our society as long as it is defined as child-rearing. It is a tragic fact that parents beat their children in order to escape the emotions from how they were treated by their own parents.”

Tags : Child Abuse Child Raising Child Rearing Parenting
Author : Alice Miller
Source : The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self

17. “Even before i had children, I knew that being a parent was going to be challenging as well as rewarding. But I didn't really know.I didn't know how exhausted it was possible to become, or how clueless it was possible to feel, or how, each time I reached the end of my rope, I would somehow have to find more rope.I didn't understand that sometimes when your kids scream so loudly that the neighbors are ready to call the Department of Child Services, it's because you've served the wrong shape of pasta for dinner.I didn't realize that those deep-breathing exercises mothers are taught in natural-childbirth class dont really start to pay off until long after the child is out.I couldn't have predicted how relieved I'd be to learn that other peoples children struggle with the same issues, and act in some of the same ways, mine do. (Even more liberating is the recognition that other parents, too, have dark moments when they catch themselves not liking their own child, or wondering whether it's all worth it, or entertaining various other unspeakable thoughts).The bottom line is that raising kids is not for whimps.”

Tags : Child Child Rearing Children Parenting Struggle
Author : Alfie Kohn
Source : Unconditional Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason

18. “He had no imagination either-fatal for one engaged in child-rearing”

Tags : Child Rearing
Source : The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

19. “There are a hundred ways in which a boy can injure—if not indeed kill—himself. The more adventurous he is and the greater his initiative, the more ways he will find. If you protect him from each of the first hundred, he is sure to find the hundred and first. Though most men can look back on their boyhood and tremble at the narrowness of some of their escapes, most boys do in fact survive more or less intact, and the wise father is the trusting father.”

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Source : The Enchanted Places

20. “No intelligent radical can fail to realize the need of the rational education of the young. The rearing of the child must become a process of liberation by methods which shall not impose ready-made ideas, but which should aid the child's natural self-unfoldment. The purpose of such an education is not to force the child's adaptation to accepted concepts. but to give free play to his [and her] originality, initiative, and individuality. Only by freeing education from compulsion and restraint can we create the environment for the manifestation of the spontaneous interest and inner incentives on the part of the child. Only thus can we supply rational conditions favorable to the development of the child's natural tendencies and his latent emotional and mental faculties. Such methods of education, essentially aiding the child's imitative quality and ardor for knowledge, will develop a generation of healthy intellectual independence. It will produce men and women capable, in the words of Francisco Ferrer, “of evolving without stopping, of destroying and renewing their environment without cessation; of renewing themselves also; always ready to accept what is best, happy in the triumph of new ideas, aspiring to live multiple lives in one life.”

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21. “While it's certainly true that raising children is a big job and certainly has emotional resonance, it's really hard to intellectually justify the belief that you're adding something important to the world by adding more people to pollute the planet and compete for opportunities that become more precious as the number of people vying for a chance grows.”

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22. “When you raise a god instead of a child, you're bound to be serving him for the rest of your days. Same thing holds when you marry a god.”

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Author : Gloria Naylor
Source : Mama Day

23. “Young things mainly belong to themselves. How they grow up depends on who gets attached to them.”

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Source : Lonesome Dove

24. “TV news is like kryptonite to children. The two major shifts in taste for children to adulthood are news and mustard. Kids hate news and mustard. Well, mustard even has the word 'turd' in it. Maybe I should threaten my kids that if they don't go to bed, I will force them to watch an hour-long newscast about mustard.”

Tags : Child Rearing Children Parenting
Author : Jim Gaffigan
Source : Dad Is Fat

25. “Seemingly every culture before our own has had a single acceptable way to raise a baby. These cultures wouldn't have cared about the new scientific findings: they already knew how babies worked. Their answers were all very different, mind you, but they had this in common: all the other answers were wrong.Such confidence makes sense. If you have to raise a baby, not study a baby, you'd better settle on an answer, and as long as you have settled on an answer, you may as well be certain about it. Pretty much everyone has been very certain. But if everyone has been very certain, and everyone's certainty has been very different, you start to suspect that there aren't that many certainties after all. There's no one true path. Or put another way: the one true path is forked.”

Tags : Child Rearing False Certainty
Author : Nicholas Day
Source : Baby Meets World: Suck, Smile, Touch, Toddle