I think a child should be allowed to take his father’s or mother’s name at will on coming of age. Paternity is a legal fiction. -James...

No, no, I was only funny on stage, really. I, I, think I was funny as a person toward my classmates when I was very young. You know, when I was a child, up to about the age of 12. -Rowan...

In play, a child is always above his average age, above his daily behavior; in play, it is as though he were a head taller than himself. -Lev...

In the first three years of life, the foundations of physical and also of psychic health are laid. In these years, the child not only increases in size but passes through great transformations. This is the age in which language and movement develop. The child must be...

Every child’s taste is different. Don’t worry if they’re not reading ‘War and Peace’ at age 12. First, build a good foundation and a positive attitude about reading by letting them pick the stories they enjoy. Make friends with a...

At three years of age, the child has already laid the foundations of the human personality and needs the special help of education in the school. The acquisitions he has made are such that we can say the child who enters school at three is an old man. -Maria...

Screaming at children over their grades, especially to the point of the child’s tears, is child abuse, pure and simple. It’s not funny and it’s not good parenting. It is a crushing, scarring, disastrous experience for the child. It isn’t the...

Some of the most important things you can communicate to a child are that feelings are okay, mistakes are fixable and there’s nothing they could do that would push you away or make you love them less. Behavior is not perfect; it is communication. Embrace the imperfect...

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