Our Favorite Quotes

"To trust children we must first learn to trust ourselves...and most of us were taught as children that we could not be trusted." — John Holt
If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves. -- Carl Jung
 “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” ― Albert Einstein  
Rewards and punishments are just two sides of the same coin--and the coin doesn't buy very much. -- Alfie Kohn
We don't water a flower if it blooms; we water it so it will bloom. --Naomi Aldort
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. --William Butler Yeats
“I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.” Albert Einstein
“If I had to make a general rule for living and working with children, it might be this: be wary of saying or doing anything to a child that you would not do to another adult, whose good opinion and affection you valued.” ~ John Holt

"Listen earnestly to anything your children want to tell you, no matter what. If you don't listen eagerly to the little stuff when they are little, they won't tell you the big stuff when they are big, because to them all of it has always been big stuff." - Catherine M. Wallace

“When a child hits a child, we call it aggression.
When a child hits an adult, we call it hostility.
When an adult hits an adult, we call it assault.
When an adult hits a child, we call it discipline.”
― Haim G. Ginott 

We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today. ~ Stacia Tauscher

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