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Previous Quotes of the Month for 2013

January

"Children should be educated according to their tendencies and skills. Maybe educating children at home is best. Maybe all schools should be closed."

- John Nash,
Nobel Laureate Mathematician

February

"Real listening is all about feelings."

- Robin Grille

March

"Knowledge that is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind."

- Plato,
Republic, Book 10 (~ 380 BCE)

April

"As parents it's not our job to toughen up our children to face a cruel and heartless world. It's our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless."

 - L. R. Knost,
Two Thousand Kisses a Day:
Gentle Parenting Through the Ages and Stages

May

"The attitude you have as a parent is what your kids will learn from more than what you tell them. They don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are."

- Jim Henson,
Creator of The Muppets

June

"Childhood is not a race to see how quickly a child can read, write and count. It is a small window of time to learn and develop at the pace that is right for each individual child. Earlier is not better."

- Magda Gerber

July

"Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts."

- Albert Einstein

August

"A mind is a fire to be kindled, not a vessel to be filled."

- Plutarch (46 - 120)

September/October

"The goal of unschooling is not education. It is to help a child be who she is and blossom into who she will become. Learning happens as a side effect."

- Joyce Fetteroll

November

"A 'naughty child' doesn't exist - a child who acts out is simply a child with unmet needs."

- Birgitte Coste, Positive Parenting Ally

December

"Babies cannot and do not manipulate; they communicate. Listen."

- L. R. Knost

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