Polly Berrien Berends quotes

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We do not have to get our children to learn; only to allow and encourage them in their learning. We do not have to dictate what th ...
We cannot spare our children the influence of harmful values by turning off the television any more than we can keep them home for ...
Especially with our first child, we tend to take too much responsibility--both credit and blame--for everything. The more we want ...
We can see that the baby is as much an instrument of nourishment for us as we are for him.
A sense of worthiness is a child's most important need.
With all of its bad influences, T.V. is not to be feared.... It can be a fairly safe laboratory for confronting, seeing through, a ...
Once we begin to appreciate that the apparent destructiveness of the toddler in taking apart a flower or knocking down sand castle ...
If we view our children as stupid, naughty, disturbed, or guilty of their misdeeds, they will learn to behold themselves as foolis ...
Parenthood always comes as a shock. Postpartum blues? Postpartum panic is more like it. We set out to have a baby; what we get is ...
If we allow our one-and-a-half year old to "help" us fold laundry he will learn something about buttons, zippers, snaps, where thi ...
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