A Quote by Marian Wright Edelman on children and parenthood

Parents have become so convinced that educators know what is best for children that they forget that they themselves are really the experts.

Marian Wright Edelman (1939 -)

Source: Psychology Today, 1975.

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A Quote by Margaret Sanger on acceptance, cities, control, parenthood, people, planning, and women

Speaking of Margaret Sanger, Grandson Alexander Sanger, head of Planned Parenthood of New York City, said: She made people accept that women had the right to control their own destinies.

Margaret Sanger (1879 - 1966)

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A Quote by Margaret Mead on children, learning, parenthood, problems, and schools

Children not only have to learn what their parents learned in school, but also have to learn how to learn. This has to be recognized as a new problem which is only partly solved.

Margaret Mead (1901 - 1978)

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A Quote by Margaret Chase Smith on parenthood

I don't visit my parents often because Delta Airlines won't wait in the yard while I run in.

Margaret Chase Smith (1897 -)

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A Quote by M. Grundler on children, day, parenthood, and time

The best inheritance a parent can give to his children is a few minutes of their time each day.

M. Grundler

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A Quote by Loyd J. Ericson on ability, commitment, competition, conflict, direction, emotion, evil, guidance, ideas, life, lust, parenthood, rules, seriousness, solution, spirit, uncertainty, war, weakness, and youth

When confronted with an issue, the stones and thorns in life will reveal a weakness - by unrest within. Sometimes a confusing unrest is caused by the uncertainty of conflicts between external and internal directions. A person often finds himself in a mental and emotional tug-of-war as differing ideas compete for his commitment. The Apostle Paul recommended a solution to this when he counseled: "Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh, for the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would." (Galatians 5:16,17) Not all external direction is wrong or evil. For instance, our parents gave us specific directions and rules in our childhood and youth to protect us and guide us away from serious misadventures. This direction is usually continued until we gradually demonstrated an ability to act for ourselves.

Loyd J. Ericson

Source: Loyd J. Ericson, The Sower and the Divine Pattern of Progress, Boise, Idaho, 1998

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A Quote by Lord Stowell on children, parenthood, and sleep

On parent knees, a naked new-born child, Weeping thou sat'st while all around thee smiled; So live, that sinking in thy last long sleep, Calm thou mayst smile, while all around thee weep.

Lord Stowell (1745 - 1836)

Source: the Persian.

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A Quote by Loesje International on age, parenthood, and time

Next time I'll take parents of my own age.

Loesje International

Source: A poster from Loesje, an international posterorganization with members all over the world.

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A Quote by General Lewis B. Hershey on adulthood and parenthood

A boy becomes an adult three years before his parents think he does, and about two years after he thinks he does.

Lewis Hershey

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on assumptions, brothers, children, clarity, faith, friendship, honor, love, parenthood, practice, problems, responsibility, simplicity, sister, understanding, virtue, and work

Why not simply honor your parents, love your children, help your brothers and sisters, be faithful to your friends, care for your mate with devotion, complete your work cooperatively and joyfully, assume responsibility for problems, practice virtue without first demanding it of others, understand the highest truths yet retain an ordinary manner? That would be true clarity, true simplicity, true mastery.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (52)

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