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Trust yourself, you know more than you think you do.

Trust yourself, you know more than you think you do.

The child supplies the power but the parents have to do the steering.

The child supplies the power but the parents have to do the steering.

The more people have studied different methods of bringing up children the more they have come to the conclusion that what good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is the best after all.

The more people have studied different methods of bringing up children the more they have come to the conclusion that what good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is the best after all.

What is the use of physicians like myself trying to help parents to bring up children healthy and happy, to have them killed in such numbers for a cause that is ignoble?

What is the use of physicians like myself trying to help parents to bring up children healthy and happy, to have them killed in such numbers for a cause that is ignoble?

There are only two things a child will share willingly; communicable diseases and its mother's age.

There are only two things a child will share willingly; communicable diseases and its mother's age.

Happiness is mostly a by-product of doing what makes us feel fulfilled.

Happiness is mostly a by-product of doing what makes us feel fulfilled.

In our country today, very few children are raised to believe that their principal destiny is to serve their family, their country, or God. ---->>>

Most middle-class whites have no idea what it feels like to be subjected to police who are routinely suspicious, rude, belligerent, and brutal. ---->>>

What good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is usually best after all.

What good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is usually best after all.

I'm not a pacifist. I was very much for the war against Hitler and I also supported the intervention in Korea, but in this war we went in there to steal Vietnam. ---->>>

I would say that the surest measure of a man's or a woman's maturity is the harmony, style, joy, and dignity he creates in his marriage, and the pleasure and inspiration he provides for his spouse.

I would say that the surest measure of a man's or a woman's maturity is the harmony, style, joy, and dignity he creates in his marriage, and the pleasure and inspiration he provides for his spouse.

You know more than you think you do.

You know more than you think you do.

When women are encouraged to be competitive, too many of them become disagreeable.

When women are encouraged to be competitive, too many of them become disagreeable.

Every child senses, with all the horse sense that's in him, that any parent is angry inside when children misbehave and they dread more the anger that is rarely or never expressed openly, wondering how awful it might be.

Every child senses, with all the horse sense that's in him, that any parent is angry inside when children misbehave and they dread more the anger that is rarely or never expressed openly, wondering how awful it might be.

I was proud of the youths who opposed the war in Vietnam because they were my babies. ---->>>

To win in Vietnam, we will have to exterminate a nation. ---->>>

All the time a person is a child he is both a child and learning to be a parent. After he becomes a parent he becomes predominantly a parent reliving childhood.

All the time a person is a child he is both a child and learning to be a parent. After he becomes a parent he becomes predominantly a parent reliving childhood.

Perhaps a child who is fussed over gets a feeling of destiny; he thinks he is in the world for something important, and it gives him drive and confidence. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 05-02, 1903
Birthplace:
Die: 03-15, 1998
Occupation: Scientist
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Benjamin McLane Spock (May 2, 1903 – March 15, 1998) was an American pediatrician whose book Baby and Child Care (1946) is one of the best-sellers of all time. The book's premise to mothers is that "you know more than you think you do." Spock was the first pediatrician to study psychoanalysis to try to understand children's needs and family dynamics (wikipedia)