«One winter morning Peter woke up and looked out the window. Snow had fallen during the night. It covered everything as far as he could see.»

Ezra Jack Keats

«Too often we forget that discipline really means to teach, not to punish. A disciple is a student, not a recipient of behavioural consequences.»

Daniel J. Siegel

«They were blessed, said Jane; they were going to give birth to themselves. It would be themselves they gave birth to, only better. That was why she and Della must work so hard to protect them, their children. In protecting the children Jane and Della would also (Jane explained this over and over again) save themselves—»

Amanda Coplin

«Model the qualities that you want your children to show to each other.»

Elizabeth George

«Me & my fellow fairies are running away from a huge monster that keeps destroying our home land,sobbed Farina.»

Magda M. Olchawska

«Sometimes, mothers say and do things that seem like they don't want their kids... but when you look more closely, you realize that they're doing those kids a favor. They're just trying to give them a better life.»

Jodi Picoult

«I am told many children block out the memory of trauma. In fact, the healing process can only truly begin when we are willing to remember.»

Phoebe Stone

«Upon the lips of babes asleep I saw light embracing light and so allowed my syllables to rest there as a prayer they might sing in their dreams...»


«It is wrong to bear children out of need, wrong to use a child to alleviate loneliness, wrong to provide purpose in life by reproducing another copy of oneself. It is wrong also to seek immortality by spewing one's germ into the future as though sperm contains your consciousness!»

Irvin D. Yalom

«You want to know how I think art should be taught to children? Take them to a museum and say, 'This is art, and you can't do it.»

Steve Martin

«I love you. I love you both so much."»

Rainbow Rowell

«He said No to those Wild Things and so did I. Sometimes we said No and sometimes we shouted it and we were ferocious because it counted for everything.»

Amie Ryan

«Every new day»

Scott Hastie

«I will continue to freak out my children by knitting in public. It's good for them.»

Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

«Women want respect but are let down by those of them who don't respect themselves. Several men use this as an excuse to disrespect women. We are born with this as the norm and not a tragedy!»

Isabella Poretsis

«You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if it's too difficult for grown-ups, you write it for children.»

Madeleine L'Engle

«That's the nature of being a parent, Sabine has discovered. You'll love your children far more than you ever loved your parents, and -- in the recognition that your own children cannot fathom the depth of your love -- you come to understand the tragic, unrequited love of your own parents.»

Ursula Hegi

«Come, my child," I said, trying to lead her away. "Wish good-bye to the poor hare, and come and look for blackberries."»

Lewis Carroll

«I refuse to dedicate my life to posterity. Surely one owes as much to the current generation as to one's unwanted children. What a fate - to grow rotund and unseemly, to lose my self-love, to think in terms of milk, oatmeal, nurse, diapers. ...Dear dream children, how much more beautiful you are, dazzling little creatures who flutter (all dream children must flutter) on golden, golden wings.»

F. Scott Fitzgerald

«Your children need to know they are loved and safe. Everything else is adult business.»

Jeannine Lee

«within the core of each of us is the child we once were. This child constitutes the foundation of what we have become, who we are, and what we will be.»

Rhawn Joseph

«For a child, it is in the simplicity of play that the complexity of life is sorted like puzzle pieces joined together to make sense of the world.»

L.R. Knost

«God, why does a mortal man have children? It is senseless to love anything this much.»

Barbara Kingsolver

«if you want to understand your child better then see through the child's eye.»

Revathi Sankaran

«Well, Mr Markham, you that maintain that a boy should not be shielded from evil, but sent out to battle against it, alone and unassisted - not taught to avoid the snares of life, but boldly to rush into them, or over them, as he may - to seek danger rather than shun it, and feed his virtue by temptation - would you-'»

Anne Brontë

«Innocence ain't all it's cracked up to be, you know. Innocent little kids rip the wings off flies, because they don't know any better.»

Joe Hill

«No matter how knowledgeable you are, respect your parents for their experience and your children for their curiosity.»

Amit Kalantri

«- How does it feel to have a daughter?»

Clarice Lispector

«For him the tragedy of Homo sapiens is that the least fit to survive breed the most.»

John Fowles

«Children naturally believe without question and absorb knowledge at an incredible rate; since there is no other frame of reference; they believe their parental reality, true or false.»

David W. Earle