“Listen earnestly to anything your children want to tell you, not matter what. If you don’t listen eagerly to the little stuff when they are little, they won’t tell you the big stuff when they are big, because to them it has always been big stuff.”
Charles Burton Barber art
.Catherine Wallace quote.
“This is one thing they forget to mention in most child-rearing books, that at times you will just lose your mind. Period.”
August Toulmouche art.
Anne Lamott quote.
“This is how I learn most of what I know about my children and their friends; by sitting in the driver’s seat and keeping quiet.”
Mary Cassatt painting.
Anna Quindlen bio.
“There is also another window through which a growing child can learn about God’s love. It is the unconditional love of a husband to his own wife, the mother of his children.”
Bertha Wegmann art.
Elizabeth Olesen bio.
“I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.”
Beatrice How art.
Anna Quindlen bio.
“Would you talk to her the way you talk to yourself? Maybe it’s time to be more gentle….”
Bernardus Blommers art.
Katrina Mayer bio.
“When we women give ourselves permission to pursue our passion, we give our children permission to do the same.”
Art by Berthe Morisot.
Gwen Fox bio.
“Your children make it impossible to regret your past. They’re finest fruits. Sometimes the only one.”
Carl Ernst von Stetten art.
Anna Quindlen’s bio.
Be an example to yourself that your child can be proud of.
Albert Neuhuys painting.
Arianna Huffington bio.
“What could be more unjust! Our life, our liberty, our fortune are no longer ours; leaving childhood…the most beautiful days of our life slip away in moans and tears…”
Elchanon Vermeer art.
Etta Palm d’Aelders bio.
“I think that for people to look after their children when they are young and to be looked after by them when they are old is the natural order of events.”
Charles Edward Wilson art.
Diana Athill bio.
“Parents can only give advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands”
Art by Camille Pabst.
Anne Frank bio.
“If we want an empathetic civilization, we need to start creating one in the first moment of every child’s life.”
Art by Charles Courtney Curran
Gretta Vosper bio.
“Be prepared, as a parent, not to be liked from time to time.”
Art by Edward Lamson Henry.
Emma Thompson bio.
“You don’t have to be pretty. You don’t owe prettiness to anyone: not your boyfriend/spouse/partner…your mother or children..Prettiness is not a rent you pay for occupying a space marked female.”
Art by Everett Shinn.
Diana Vreeland bio.