I guarantee that the seed you plant in love, not matter how small, will grow into a mighty tree of refuge. We all want a future for ourselves and we must now care enough to create, nurture and secure a future for our children.”— Afeni Shakur
Famous Growing Children quotations
Don't just teach your children to read. Teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything.
Human learning presupposes a specific social nature and a process by which children grow into the intellectual life of those around them
Children are not the people of tomorrow, but people today.
They are entitled to be taken seriously. They have a right to be treated by adults with tenderness and respect, as equals. They should be allowed to grow into whoever they were meant to be - The unknown person inside each of them is the hope for the future.
Accept both compliments and criticism. It takes both sun and rain for a flower to grow.
The first aim of the prepared environment is, as far as it is possible, to render the growing child independent of the adult.
One of these days we're gonna have to grow up, have to get real jobs and be adults, someday, just not today.
The secret of good teaching is to regard the child's intelligence as a fertile field in which seeds may be sown, to grow under the heat of flaming imagination.
A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.
Some problems we share as women, some we do not.
You [white women] fear your children will grow up to join the patriarchy and testify against you; we fear our children will be dragged from a car and shot down in the street, and you will turn your backs on the reasons they are dying.
As a child growing up in a grey-skied Yorkshire village, I would occasionally happen upon a Bollywood movie on the television. After a few minutes watching a bunch of sari-clad dancers cavorting on a Swiss mountain to tuneless music, I would switch over to some proper drama about housing estates and single mothers.
In this time of extraordinary pressure, educational and social, perhaps a mother’s first duty to her children is to secure for them a quiet and growing time, a full six years of passive receptive life, the waking part of it for the most part spent out in the fresh air.
Wisdom tends to grow in proportion to one's awareness of one's ignorance.
The mind grows by self revelation. In play the child ascertains what he can do, discovers his possibilities of will and thought by exerting his power spontaneously. In work he follows a task prescribed for him by another, and doesn't reveal his own proclivities and inclinations; but another's. In play he reveals his own original power.
Thought breeds thought; children familiar with great thoughts take as naturally to thinking for themselves as the well-nourished body takes to growing; and we must bear in mind that growth, physical, intellectual, moral, spiritual, is the sole end of education.
For me, the child is a veritable image of becoming, of possibility, poised to reach towards what is not yet, towards a growing that cannot be predetermined or prescribed. I see her and I fill the space with others like her, risking, straining, wanting to find out, to ask their own questions, to experience a world that is shared.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise man grows it under his feet.
That's the real trouble with the world, too many people grow up.
Working with UNICEF made me grow up and recognize how fortunate I am.
I wish children could grow according to their natural pace: sleep when sleepy, wake up when rested, eat when hungry, cry when upset, play and explore without being unnecessarily interrupted; in other words, be allowed to grow and blossom as each was meant to.
A child can teach an adult three things: To be happy for no reason, to always be curious, to fight tirelessly for something.
The smell of coffee cooking was a reason for growing up, because children were never allowed to have it and nothing haunted the nostrils all the way out to the barn as did the aroma of boiling coffee.
When you are growing up there are two institutional places that affect you most powerfully: the church, which belongs to God, and the public library, which belongs to you.
Encourage & support your kids because "Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.
While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.
I feel like the luckiest child in the world because I got to grow up in Ireland.
In summer is when you really grow up. During the year, I would go back to the States, and all year long really couldn't wait to get back to Ardmore.
The soul is healed by being with children. --Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Children with Hyacinth's temperament don't know better as they grow older; they merely know more.
Normality is a paved road: It's comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow.
I want to get old gracefully. I want to have good posture, I want to be healthy and be an example to my children.
Childhood should be carefree, playing in the sun;
not living a nightmare in the darkness of the soul.
Only the family, society's smallest unit, can change and yet maintain enough continuity to rear children who will not be 'strangers in a strange land,' who will be rooted firmly enough to grow and adapt.
Be not afraid of growing slowly, be only afraid of standing still.
It may sound funny, but I love the South.
I don't choose to live anywhere else. There's land here, where a man can raise cattle, and I'm going to do it some day. There are lakes where a man can sink a hook and fight the bass. There is room here for my children to play and grow, and become good citizens-if the white man will let them.
My heart leaps up when I behold A rainbow in the sky: So was it when my life began; So is it now I am a man; So be it when I shall grow old, Or let me die! The Child is father of the Man; I could wish my days to be Bound each to each by natural piety.
When we are children we seldom think of the future.
This innocence leaves us free to enjoy ourselves as few adults can. The day we fret about the future is the day we leave our childhood behind.
Don't regret growing older. It's a privilege denied to many.
Children who grow up getting nutrition from plant foods rather than meats have a tremendous health advantage. They are less likely to develop weight problems, diabetes, high blood pressure and some forms of cancer
It's not only children who grow. Parents do too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours. I can't tell my children to reach for the sun. All I can do is reach for it, myself.
I send out thoughts of love and peace and healing to the whole universe: to all trees and plants and growing things, to all beasts and birds and fishes, and to every man, woman and child on earth, without any distinction.
Set a goal so big that you can't achieve it until you grow into the person who can.
Strength instead of being the lusty child of passion, grows by grappling with and subduing them.
I believe in humanity. We are an incredible species. We're still just a child creature, we're still being nasty to each other. And all children go through those phases. We're growing up, we're moving into adolescence now. When we grow up - man, we're going to be something!
When I was a little boy, I told my dad, 'When I grow up, I want to be a musician.' My dad said: 'You can't do both, Son'.
Most people put their childhood away as if it was an old hat.
They forget it as if it was a phone number that does not apply anymore. They think about their life as if it was a salami which they are eating slice by slice and then they become grown-ups, but what are they now? Only those who grow up and still remain children are real human beings.
Remember that your ultimate goal is for your children to grow up secure in your love, strong in their faith, and with sound character.