Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy.
I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.
Once you have a child it's a twenty year project. That is if they do well, if they don't do well it's a lifelong project
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
I don't remember who said this, but there really are places in the heart you don't even know exist until you love a child.
We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.
In the end, it's not what you do for your children but what you've taught them to do for themselves.
Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.
Do not tell them how to do it. Show them how to do it and do not say a word. If you tell them, they will watch your lips move. If you show them, they will want to do it themselves.
Education + Children quotes ⇑Education Quotes
We spend the first year of a child's life teaching it to walk and talk and the rest of its life to shut up and sit down. There's something wrong there.
The basic purpose of life and the basic purpose of education is to enhance one's boundaries of perception. I don't want the children to just survive after ten years of schooling. They must blossom and flower wherever they go.
Our aim is not merely to make the child understand, and still less to force him to memorize, but so to touch his imagination as to enthuse him to his innermost core.
Competition will make children determined and focused in one way, at the same time make them fearful of failure, fearful of being less than somebody else. Here you will see they don't have that at all in them. Every one of them is a king by himself.
People have not paid attention, they are just going by the information in their head, If you say Tree, they don't see a tree, Tree is just a word, Tiger is just a word, unfortunately we call it scholarship & education. Take that away & make your children experience more
Largely there's no education in the world. There are ancillary units, supplying cogs to the main machine. Human beings are like fuel for a larger machine that we have created.
Today, we are teaching children to go after what's easy, not what they think is worthwhile
When it comes to children, if you don't feed them with false information, that would be the greatest service you could do. Parent means somebody who does not bullshit
Learning is a natural human trait; when you learn something that you did not know, it should make you joyful. If learning is making people miserable, then we have not understood what learning is.
You are not sending your children to school because you want them to develop a thirst for knowing, irrespective of whether they are going to make money or not, isn't it? So you better change your attitudes about education.
If the thirst for knowledge is kindled in the child, you cannot stop him from learning, he is going to learn anyway. But instead of kindling that, you are suppressing it, beating it down with your idea of what education is; because your idea of education is social status and money.
Education is not about loading the child's mind with information, but about making the child's mind capable of razor-sharp perception, capable of knowing life in its full depth and dimension
To assist a child we must provide him with an environment which will enable him to develop freely.
You go into your schoolhouse & tell them A+B=Z.. children will crawl under the table and disappear, well if earth is soft they will dig a tunnel and go away, that is why they fixed concrete floors, but you tell them a story they will burrow themselves from their homes and come and pop up and sit here
The idea of a school is to cultivate a child in such a way that the child can grow to his or her full potential
Education is about enlarging your horizons. This is not about giving children ready-made answers as information
For integrity to flourish in society, we have to nurture it - within ourselves, in our children, in our education systems.
Education isn't about molding children the way you think they should be, but organizing the natural longing to know
If the education process is such that there is no imposition of any kind of ideas or beliefs, a child will naturally look inward
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To terrify children with the image of hell, to consider women an inferior creation-is that good for the world?
Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents, and everyone is writing a book.
The only thing that you can do to your child is to give him love and support; his intelligence will grow. That is all. Create a loving atmosphere for him where intelligence will naturally flower.
A child is closer to life than you are. When a child comes into your life, it is time to relearn life, not teach them your ways.
The only love that I really believe in is a mother's love for her children.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
Accept the children the way we accept trees-with gratitude, because they are a blessing-but do not have expectations or desires. You don't expect trees to change, you love them as they are.
The best way to keep children at home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant, and let the air out of the tires
If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.
Young people don't always do what they're told, but if they can pull it off and do something wonderful, sometimes they escape punishment.
Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them
Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.
Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed.
We love our children just the same even if they are exchanged in the hospital, so it is just your willingness to include somebody, it doesn't have to come from your body, if you are willing it is possible to love anybody
Do not indoctrinate your children. Teach them how to think for themselves, how to evaluate evidence, and how to disagree with you.
The beauty of the child is that he is flexible, that is all that is needed to happen to adults too, that is the most important aspect
Children aren't coloring books. You don't get to fill them with your favorite colors.
It's important we understand that if we make this (oneself) piece of life a pleasant piece of life, this is the fundamental thing - if you do this, after that you decide whether you need marriage, you don't need marriage, you need children, you don't need children, all these things you decide later. When this is miserable, you have no business to multiply it
If you have a better alternative, damn the marriage but you have not come up with a better alternative because a stable situation is a must for a child.
[About Cloning] There is a pleasurable way of creating children, I don't see why you're wasting billions of dollars in a laboratory. I am only talking about when still women are able to bear children. it doesn't matter what you call it, you're just producing a human body which is alive - means the life process is there with all the ingredients
If you are truly concerned about your children, creating a joyful and loving atmosphere for their growth is most important. Not providing them shiny boots, better clothes, video games or something else is important
Don't just teach your children to read... Teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything.
Children are not your property; they do not belong to you. Just see how to enjoy, nurture, and support them.
Parenthood is a very funny thing. You're trying to do something that nobody has ever known how to do well
If you set an example as someone worth looking up to, you do not have to do much parenting
When a child is born, it needs nurturing, training, and molding. So the need for family arose. Family is a very supportive base for a human being to grow. But for many people, family does not become a support, it becomes a hurdle. Not because family is a problem, but because of the way you hold it
Having children is not about reproduction - you are creating the next generation of people. This is a tremendous responsibility
Unfortunately, you are not sending your children to school because you want them to learn, but because you want them to earn.
Our children are the future of this world. It's not about what we can get out of them. It's about how we can empower them.
This idea that we have to raise our children is a very western idea. You just have to allow them to grow, you should not raise them. You only raise cattle, you don't raise human beings. You just have to create an atmosphere of love, joy and responsibility
For most parents it is not about education; it is about 1st rank. They want their children to sit on top of every other child's head. They are not interested in learning, they are not interested in education, they are not interested in a career, they are not interested in anything. Their whole effort in their life is how to sit on top of the pile
When you are trying to race with somebody, you are only thinking of going one step ahead of him, that's all. You are not thinking of what your ultimate potential is. We are just ruining a whole generation of people with the kind of schooling we are providing.
Look at everything as an infant does - absorbing everything, not judging anything, not labeling anyone
In fairy tales, it's always the children who have fine adventures. The mothers have to stay at home and wait for the children to fly in the window.
The first thing to do when bringing up a child is not to touch your children, not to influence their minds with your distorted minds.
You want to live your life through your children. This is a sure way to destroy children. This is a definite way to destroy children.
All parents damage their children. It cannot be helped. Youth, like pristine glass, absorbs the prints of its handlers. Some parents smudge, others crack, a few shatter childhoods completely into jagged little pieces, beyond repair.
Don't you understand that we need to be childish in order to understand? Only a child sees things with perfect clarity, because it hasn't developed all those filters which prevent us from seeing things that we don't expect to see.
It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.
May what I do flow from me like a river, no forcing and no holding back, the way it is with children.
How should you bring up a child? In whichever situation he is put, he should be able to live joyously, That is the way he should be brought up.
Children are happy because they don't have a file in their minds called "All the Things That Could Go Wrong."
I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.
"Is the spring coming?" he said. "What is it like?"... "It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine..."
Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.
Grown-ups are complicated creatures, full of quirks and secrets.
Children show scars like medals. Lovers use them as a secrets to reveal. A scar is what happens when the word is made flesh.
Every child does have the necessary intelligence to live his life fully. You just create an atmosphere for him to grow into his intelligence, rather than imposing your nonsense upon him.
Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.
My best advice to anyone who wants to raise a happy, mentally healthy child is: Keep him or her as far away from a church as you can.
I am determined that only the deepest love will induce me into matrimony. So, I shall end an old maid, and teach your ten children to embroider cushions and play their instruments very ill.
Children are happy because: 1) They're not self-conscious 2) They lack a sense of time pressure 3) They've no goals. The bottom line is they are living from moment to moment, and the mind is not there to interfere in their bliss.
God, the perfect ever-new unending Bliss, is the greatest temptation to the soul of man. He tests His children first with inferior temptations of the senses; when the man has rejected those in a proper spirit of wisdom, the superior divine treasures are revealed to him.
The best thing you can do for your children is keeping them the way they were born - an active intelligence, no conclusions
What a kid I got, I told him about the birds and the bees and he told me about the butcher and my wife.
It's a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.
Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.
It is very important a child remains a child; there is no hurry to make him into an adult because you can't reverse it later.
Children don't listen to the nonsense that you speak. They are observing how you live.
Just giving a child nourishment is not enough. Somebody should smile at them, laugh with them, play with them. This is very needed otherwise children will grow up little sick in their head.
You don't have to be super smart for your child to grow up well. You just have to be joyful, loving, and straight with them.
A child is someone who is fresh from the divine works. Try not to teach but imbibe the ways of the divine
If you have children, first of all, you have to establish integrity. Your words and your actions should match.
If you take men and lock them in a house for five years and tell them to come up with two children and they fail to do that, then we will chop off their heads.
So I began to think maybe it was true that when you were married and had children it was like being brainwashed, and afterward you went about as numb as a slave in a totalitarian state.