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Children have more need of models than of critics.

Author: Carolyn Coats


It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place.

Author: Sidonie Gabrielle Colette (1873-1954)

Profession: French Author

Even though your kids will consistently do the exact opposite of what you're telling them to do, you have to keep loving them just as much.

Author: Bill Cosby (1937)

Profession: American Actor, Comedian, Producer

For many children, joy comes as the result of mining something unique and wondrous about themselves from some inner shaft.

Author: Thomas J. Cottle


Children in a family are like flowers in a bouquet: there's always one determined to face in an opposite direction from the way the arranger desires.

Author: Marcelene Cox

Profession: American Writer

Parents are often so busy with the physical rearing of children that they miss the glory of parenthood, just as the grandeur of the trees is lost when raking leaves.

Author: Marcelene Cox

Profession: American Writer

There are three ways to get something done: do it yourself, employ someone, or forbid your children to do it.

Author: Monta Crane


All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.

Author: Madame Marie Curie (1867-1934)

Profession: Polish-born French Physicist

Better to be driven out from among men than to be disliked of children.

Author: Richard H. Dana (1815-1882)

Profession: American Writer, Lawyer

When I was a kid my parents moved a lot, but I always found them.

Author: Rodney Dangerfield

Profession: American Comedian, Actor

Discipline is a symbol of caring to a child. He needs guidance. If there is love, there is no such thing as being too tough with a child. A parent must also not be afraid to hang himself. If you have never been hated by your child, you have never been a parent.

Author: Bette Davis (1908-1989)

Profession: American Actress, Producer

It might sound a paradoxical thing to say --for surely never has a generation of children occupied more sheer hours of parental time --but the truth is that we neglected you. We allowed you a charade of trivial freedoms in order to avoid making those impositions on you that are in the end both the training ground and proving ground for true independence. We pronounced you strong when you were still weak in order to avoid the struggles with you that would have fed your true strength. We proclaimed you sound when you were foolish in order to avoid taking part in the long, slow, slogging effort that is the only route to genuine maturity of mind and feeling. Thus, it was no small anomaly of your growing up that while you were the most indulged generation, you were also in many ways the most abandoned to your own meager devices by those into whose safe-keeping you had been given.

Author: Midge Decter (1927)

Profession: American Author, Editor, Social Critic

Hugs can do great amounts of good -- especially for children.

Author: Princess of Wales Diana (1961-1997)

Profession: Wife of Charles, Prince of Wales

Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your rest home.

Author: Phyllis Diller (1861-1951)

Profession: American Columnist

Children are not casual guests in our home. They have been loaned to us temporarily for the purpose of loving them and instilling a foundation of values on which their future lives will be built.

Author: Dr. James C. Dobson

Profession: American Psychologist, Author