„We understand the importance of having the bondage between the parent and the child.“

—  Dan Quayle

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American politician, lawyer 1947

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„The more boring a child is, the more the parents, when showing off the child, receive adulation for being good parents — because they have a tame child-creature in their house.“

—  Frank Zappa American musician, songwriter, composer, and record and film producer 1940 - 1993

"Ben Watson interviews Frank Zappa", in MOJO magazine (October 1993).

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„When a parent denies a child its “parent time,” that parent is denying the child its child support -- its psychological child support.“

—  Warren Farrell author, spokesperson, expert witness, political candidate 1943

Source: Father and Child Reunion (2001), p. 187.

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„When you grow up and have children of your own, do please remember something important: A stodgy parent is not fun at all! What a child wants - and DESERVES - is a parent who is SPARKY!“

—  Roald Dahl, book Danny, the Champion of the World

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Context: A Message to Children Who Have Read This Book - When you grow up and have children of your own, do please remember something important: a stodgy parent is no fun at all. What a child wants and deserves is a parent who is SPARKY.

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„I sincerely believe that for the child, and for the parent seeking to guide him, it is not half so important to know as to feel.“

—  Rachel Carson American marine biologist and conservationist 1907 - 1964

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Context: I sincerely believe that for the child, and for the parent seeking to guide him, it is not half so important to know as to feel. If facts are the seeds that later produce knowledge and wisdom, then the emotions and the impressions of the senses are the fertile soil in which the seeds must grow. The years of early childhood are the time to prepare the soil. Once the emotions have been aroused — a sense of the beautiful, the excitement of the new and the unknown, a feeling of sympathy, pity, admiration or love — then we wish for knowledge about the subject of our emotional response. Once found, it has lasting meaning. It is more important to pave the way for the child to want to know than to put him on a diet of facts he is not ready to assimilate.

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„Having one child makes you a parent; having two makes you a referee.“

—  David Frost English journalist, comedian, writer, media personality and daytime TV game show host 1939 - 2013

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„If you have never been hated by your child, you have never been a parent.“

—  Bette Davis film and television actress from the United States 1908 - 1989

Variant: If you've never been hated by your child, you've never been a parent.

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„Had Mother Nature been a real parent, she would have been in jail for child abuse and murder.“

—  Nick Bostrom Swedish philosopher 1973

In Defence of Posthuman Dignity http://www.nickbostrom.com/ethics/dignity.html, Bioethics, Vol. 19, Iss. 3 (2005), p. 211

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„Empathy is a virtue which, when it only goes from parent to child, and is not required of the child, becomes a vice.“

—  Warren Farrell author, spokesperson, expert witness, political candidate 1943

Source: The Boy Crisis (2018), pp. 138

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„With every word we utter, with every action we take, we know our kids are watching us. We as parents are their most important role models.“

—  Michelle Obama lawyer, writer, wife of Barack Obama and former First Lady of the United States 1964

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Context: With every word we utter, with every action we take, we know our kids are watching us. We as parents are their most important role models. And let me tell you, Barack and I take that same approach to our jobs as president and first lady because we know that our words and actions matter, not just to our girls, but the children across this country, kids who tell us I saw you on TV, I wrote a report on you for school.

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