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?
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
What good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is usually best after all.
There are only two things a child will share willingly: communicable diseases and his mother's age
The more people have studied different methods of bringing up children the more they have come to the conclusion that what good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is the best after all
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
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.
Happiness is mostly a by-product of doing what makes us feel fulfilled
I'm not a pacifist. I was very much for the war against Hitler and I also supported the intervention in Korea, but in this war we went in there to steal Vietnam.
When women are encouraged to be competitive, too many of them become disagreeable
You know more than you think you do.
In automobile terms, the child supplies the power but the parents have to do the steering.
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.
Most middle-class whites have no idea what it feels like to be subjected to police who are routinely suspicious, rude, belligerent, and brutal.
People have said, You've turned your back on pediatrics. I said, No. It took me until I was in my 60s to realize that politics was a part of pediatrics.
I was proud of the youths who opposed the war in Vietnam because they were my babies.
The child supplies the power but the parents have to do the steering.
In our country today, very few children are raised to believe that their principal destiny is to serve their family, their country, or God.
The fact is that child rearing is a long, hard job, the rewards are not always immediately obvious, the work is undervalued, and parents are just as human and almost as vulnerable as their children.
Don't take too seriously all that the neighbors say. Don't be overawed by what the experts say. Don't be afraid to trust your own common sense.
To win in Vietnam, we will have to exterminate a nation.