The Robot Life – Human Style

We are raising today’s children in sterile, risk-averse and highly structured environments. In so doing, we are failing to cultivate artists, pioneers and entrepreneurs, and instead cultivating a generation of children who can follow the rules in organized sports games, sit for hours in front of screens and mark bubbles on standardized tests.
**Darell Hammond

Wanted: A Good Example

The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any.
**Fred Astaire

Words That Should Never Be True

“Children are dying.” Lull nodded. “That’s a succinct summary of humankind, I’d say. Who needs tomes and volumes of history? Children are dying. The injustices of the world hide in those three words.”

**Steven Erikson

Broken Hearts are Broken Hearts ~ No Matter Size or Age

“Nothing that grieves us can be called little: by the eternal laws of proportion a child’s loss of a doll and a king’s loss of a crown are events of the same size.”

**Mark Twain

There are NEVER enough Bookshelves

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.

**Anna Quindlen

And I Rage for Them, Poor Darlings

It usually starts as fear, but given enough time, that fear will turn to rage. And it’s a rage that never burns out.

“The abandoned infant’s cry is rage, not fear.”

**Robert Wilson

Great-Grandmas Still Watch Senior kids Too

“No matter how old a mother is, she still watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement.” 

**Florida Scott-Maxwell