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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