Children Should be Seen And Heard

 

Excerpts from "Children are meant to be seen & Heard" Humour and Wisdom for Honouring Children.
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Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them – Lady Bird Johnson

 


Children reinvent your world for you – Susan Sarandon

 


It doesn’t hurt your kid’s eyesight to teach them to look on the bright side of things

 


We didn’t inherit the land from our fathers; we are borrowing it from our children – Amish Belief

 


Parents need to fill a child’s bucket of self-esteem so high that the rest of the world can’t poke enough holes to drain it up – Alvin Price

 


Anyone who thinks the art of conversation is dead ought to tell a child to go to bed – Robert Gallagher

 

 
Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children and no theories – Lord Rochester

 

Families with babies and families without babies are sorry for each other – E.W.Howe

Insanity is hereditary. You can get it from your children – Sam Levenson

Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed – Maria Montessori

 

People aren’t for hitting. Children are people too.

 

A food is not necessarily essential just because your child hates it – Katherine Whiteburn.

 

Being a Dad is not a spectator sport

 

The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost – C.K.Chesterton

 

Do you love me because I am beautiful or am I beautiful because you love me? – Oscar Hammerstein II

 

Children spell “LOVE”

 

..T-I-M-E, - Dr. Anthony p. Witham

 

Divorces don’t wreck children’s lives. People do – Fred Rogers

 

When elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers – African saying

 

Perhaps once in a hundred years a person may be ruined by excessive praise, but surely once every minute someone dies inside for lack of it – Cecil. G. Osborne

 

If you want to be listened to, you should put in time listening – Marge Piercy

 

Most kids hear what you say; Some kids do what you say; But all kids do what you do – Kathleen Casey Theisa

 

The best thing to spend on your children is time – Louise Hart

 

Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they’re going to catch you in next – Franklin P. Jones

 

I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it – Harry S. Truman

 

To become a father is not hard, to be a father is, however – Wilhelm Busch

 

You feel so much love for your first child that you wonder how you could possibly love the second one as much. Then you discover how infinite your capacity to love is – Linda D’Agrosa

 


All children wear the sign: ”I want to be important now.” Many of our juvenile delinquency problems arise because nobody bothers to read the sign – Dan Pursuit

 

Reading opens up new worlds to children.

 

Attitudes are caught, not taught – Quaker saying

 

Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing – Albert Schweitzer

 

Children don’t ask for things they don’t want. They just don’t want them after they get them – Howard Stevens

 

Parenthood remains the greatest single preserve of the amateur – Alvin Toffler

 

There are times when parenthood seems nothing but feeding the mouth that bites you – Peter De Vries

 

He broke the bread into two fragments and gave them to the children, who ate with avidity. “She hath kept none for herself,” grumbled the Sergeant. “Because she is not hungry,” said a soldier. “Because she is a mother,” said the Sergeant – Victor Hugo

 

At every step the child should be allowed to meet the real experiences of life; the thorns should never be plucked from the roses – Ellen Key

 

The best way to keep children home is to make the home a pleasant atmosphere – and let the air out of the tyres – Dorothy Parker

 

Keeping a house clean with young children is like shovelling the walk before it stops snowing