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."
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."
"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
More Quotes of the Month
"Babies cannot and do not manipulate; they communicate. Listen."
- L. R. Knost