Most middle-class whites have no idea what it feels like to be subjected to police who are routinely suspicious, rude, belligerent, and brutal.
The children who are appreciated for what they are, even if they are homely, or clumsy, or slow, will grow up with confidences in themselves - happy. They will have a spirit that will make the best of all the capacities that they have, and of all the opportunities that come their way. They will make light of any handicaps.
In our country today, very few children are raised to believe that their principal destiny is to serve their family, their country, or God.
I would say that the surest measure of a man's or a woman's maturity is the harmony, style, joy, and dignity he creates in his marriage, and the pleasure and inspiration he provides for his spouse.
Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do. Dr.
Perhaps a child who is fussed over gets a feeling of destiny; he thinks he is the world for something important, and it gives him drive and confidence.
What is the use of physicians like myself trying to help parents to bring up children healthy and happy, to have them killed in such numbers for a cause that is ignoble?
We all end up at least somewhat like our parents, especially in the way we deal with our children.
There are only two things a child will share willingly; communicable diseases and its mother's age.
When women are encouraged to be competitive, too many of them become disagreeable.
I was proud of the youths who opposed the war in Vietnam because they were my babies.
What good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is usually best after all.
Every child senses, with all the horse sense that's in him, that any parent is angry inside when children misbehave and they dread more the anger that is rarely or never expressed openly, wondering how awful it might be.
Your baby doesn't need a pillow for her head, and you should not use one. Likewise, it's best to keep stuffed animals out of your baby's crib or cradle; little babies don't care much about them, and they may pose a suffocation.
The child supplies the power but the parents have to do the steering.
A surprising number of scientific advances have been made and masterpieces of art created by individuals just on the threshold of adulthood.
I think we should bring up our children with much less pressure to compete and get ahead: no comparing one child with another, at home or in school; no grades. Let athletics be primarily for fun, and let them be organized by children and youths themselves.
Happiness is mostly a by-product of doing what makes us feel fulfilled.
It's not the words but the music that counts.
All the time a person is a child he is both a child and learning to be a parent. After he becomes a parent he becomes predominantly a parent reliving childhood.