Parenting Quotes

For the child, and for the parent seeking to guide him, it is not half so important to know as to feel

Saturday, April 24th, 2010
sunset

Once, when my daughter was about six or seven, I took her to the tide flats at low tide, just after dawn. For the longest time, we sat on our haunches with our eyes closed, listening to the beach breathe. It was one…

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Lose your innocence but not your hope

Friday, February 19th, 2010
Amy Tan

“Even if I could live forever,” she said to the baby, “I still don’t know which way I would teach you. I was once so free and innocent. I too laughed for no reason.

“But later I threw away my foolish innocence to protect myself. And then I taught my daughter, your mother, to..”.

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(Children) are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010
budding leaves

They come through you but not from you,

And though they are with you, yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts.

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