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Don't throw away your friendship with your teenager over behavior that has no great moral significance. There will be plenty of real issues that require you to stand like a rock. Save your big guns for those crucial confrontations.

Author: Dr. James C. Dobson

Profession: American Psychologist, Author

You should study not only that you become a mother when your child is born, but also that you become a child.

Author: Dogen


So long as little children are allowed to suffer, there is no true love in this world.

Author: Isadora Duncan (1878-1927)

Profession: American Dancer

The finest inheritance you can give to a child is to allow it to make its own way, completely on its own feet.

Author: Isadora Duncan (1878-1927)

Profession: American Dancer

Your children will see what you're all about by what you live rather than what you say.

Author: Wayne Dyer (1940)

Profession: American Psychotherapist, Author, Lecturer

We must teach our children to dream with their eyes open.

Author: Harry Edwards


A child is not a salmon mousse. A child is a temporarily disabled and stunted version of a larger person, whom you will someday know. Your job is to help them overcome the disabilities associated with their size and inexperience so that they get on with being that larger person.

Author: Barbara Ehrenreich (1941)

Profession: American Author, Columnist

Ignorance... is a painless evil; so, I should think, is dirt, considering the merry faces that go along with it.

Author: George Eliot (1819-1880)

Profession: British Novelist

Grown men can learn from very little children for the hearts of little children are pure. Therefore, the Great Spirit may show to them many things which older people miss.

Author: Black Elk

Profession: 19th Century American Native Religious Leader

There never was a child so lovely, but his mother was glad to get him asleep.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

The child with his sweet pranks, the fool of his senses, commanded by every sight and sound, without any power to compare and rank his sensations, abandoned to a whistle or a painted chip, to a lead dragoon, or a gingerbread dog, individualizing everything, generalizing nothing, delighted with every new thing, lies down at night overpowered by the fatigue, which this day of continual pretty madness has incurred. But Nature has answered her purpose with the curly, dimpled lunatic. She has tasked every faculty, and has secured the symmetrical growth of the bodily frame, by all these attitudes and exertions --an end of the first importance, which could not be trusted to any care less perfect than her own.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

Who is not attracted by bright and pleasant children, to prattle, to creep, and to play with them?

Author: Epictetus (50-120)

Profession: Stoic Philosopher

When children are doing nothing, they are doing mischief.

Author: Henry Fielding (1707-1754)

Profession: British Novelist, Dramatist

Let the child's first lesson be obedience, and the second will be what thou wilt.

Author: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Profession: American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat

Children are completely egoistic; they feel their needs intensely and strive ruthlessly to satisfy them.

Author: Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)

Profession: Austrian Physician - Founder of Psychoanalysis