Play reaches the habits most needed for intellectual growth
The question for the child is not Do I want to be good? but Whom do I want to be like?
The monster a child knows best and is most concerned with [is] the monster he feels or fears himself to be.
With the very disturbed child, understanding is essential, since we all know sadly that love is not enough.
The child intuitively comprehends that although these stories are , they are not ...
The ability to read becomes devalued when what one has learned to read adds nothing of importance to one's life.
Since there are thousands of fairy tales, one may safely guess that there are probably equal numbers where the courage and determination of females rescue males, and vice versa.
Raising children is a creative endeavor, an art rather than a science.
Punishment may make us obey the orders we are given, but at best it will only teach an obedience to authority, not a self-control which enhances our self-respect.
Not only is our love for our children sometimes tinged with annoyance, discouragement, and disappointment, the same is true for the love our children feel for us.
The fear of failure is so great, it is no wonder that the desire to do right by one's children has led to a whole library of books offering advice on how to raise them.