„In automobile terms, the child supplies the power but the parents have to do the steering.“

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American pediatrician and author of Baby and Child Care 1903 - 1998

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

—  Dan Quayle American politician, lawyer 1947

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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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„There is some irony in the fact that children imagine that parents can do what they want, and parents imagine that children do. "When I grow up..." parallels "Oh to be a child again..."“

—  Shulamith Firestone, book The Dialectic of Sex

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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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„Respect the child. Be not too much his parent. Trespass not on his solitude.“

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882

"Education" http://books.google.com/books?id=iRAWAAAAYAAJ&q=%22Respect+the+child+Be+not+too+much+his+parent+Trespass+not+on+his+solitude%22&pg=PA116#v=onepage, Lectures and biographical sketches (1883), p.116

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