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Quotes - Apr, 1995 Issue 


America's detour during the 1970s and 1980s into ethical relativism and marketplace amorality taught us the folly of telling children that anything goes.
- Keith Geiger, President, National Education Association (NEA), Education Week, Jan. 11, 1995, p. 26
 
 Dr. Keith Hooker, MD, Director of Aspen Achievement Academy's medical and safety program. I can guarantee parents that what the kids do with their friends is far more dangerous than what they're doing out in the field with the supervision they have. 
From Orme School HEADLINES, March/April 1995 Forty percent of all parents experience a decline in their psychological well-being during their children's adolescence. In fact, many mid-life crises are triggered by adolescent de-idealization of parents, reports Benjamin Steinberg, a well-known child psychologist.
Today, about half the families no longer see it as their duty to pass along values from generation to generation.
- Amitai Etzioni, George Washington sociologist. 
Children suck the mother when they are young and the father when they are old.
- English Proverb
The easiest way to convince my kids that they don't really need something is to get it for them.
 - Joan Collins 
Youth is such a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children. 
- George Bernard Shaw 
Never have children, only grandchildren.
- Gore Vidal
The world is full of willing people; some willing to work, the rest willing to let them.
- Robert Frost
 
When I was a young man I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. I didn't want to be a failure, so I did ten times more work.
 - George Bernard Shaw
 

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