Benjamin Spock Quotes
Most popular Benjamin Spock Quotes
You know more than you think you do.
I really learned it all from mothers.
Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.
The child supplies the power but the parents have to do the steering.
In automobile terms, the child supplies the power but the parents have to do the steering.
The fact is that child rearing is a long, hard job, the rewards are not always immediately obvious, the work is undervalued, and parents are just as human and almost as vulnerable as their children.
Parental trust is extremely important in the guidance of adolescent children as they get further and further away from the direct supervision of their parents and teachers. I don't mean that trust without clear guidance is enough, but guidance without trust is worthless.
Man can be the most affectionate and altruistic of creatures, yet he's potentially more vicious than any other. He is the only one who can be persuaded to hate millions of his own kind whom he has never seen and to kill as many as he can lay his hands on in the name of his tribe or his God.