Childhood Quotes
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Children are all precious and unique.  What do kids need most? Love, encouragement, and time spent with parents more than toys and gadgets. These childhood quotes offer...

...advice for everyone! Parents and teachers will find our childhood quotes informational, amusing, and inspiring. Childhood is a very special time when the brain is developing at the fastest rate. Talking to children, playing with them, allowing them to explore, reading to them and encouraging curiosity and discovery learning (not answering questions directly, but inviting the child to find his/her own answers) will pay handsome, lifelong benefits. If you know of quotes we should add to this collection, please pass them along via e-mail:

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A lot of mothers will do anything for their children, except let them be themselves.

Children are not born empty vessels waiting to be filled, but vessels of infinite love and wisdom ready to be expressed.
Vince Gowmon

My kids refuse to eat anything that hasn’t danced on TV.
Erma Bombeck

The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children.
Elaine Heffner

Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.
Harold S. Hubert

Although there are many trial marriages... there is no such thing as a trial child.
Gail Sheehy

Children spell love... T-I-M-E.
Anthony P. Witham

Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy.
Robert A. Heinlein

What a child doesn't receive he can seldom later give.
P.D. James

You will always be your child's favorite toy.
Vicki Lansky

Your children need your presence more than your presents.
Jesse Jackson

Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity.
Kay Renfield Jamison

Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibilities, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me …Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.
Shel Silverstein

Raising children is a creative endeavor, an art, rather than a science.
Bruno Bettelheim

To see what children can do, you must stop giving them things.
Stephen Chbosky

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