Previous Quotes of the Month for 2013


"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


"Real listening is all about feelings."

- Robin Grille


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

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


"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


"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


"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


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

- Albert Einstein


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

- Plutarch (46 - 120)


"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


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

- Birgitte Coste, Positive Parenting Ally


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

- L. R. Knost

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