Best 14 Quotes & Tweets on Parenting

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1

Childhood education is broken. Let kids be kids Give kids the space to follow their curiosities, discover their intellectual passions and learn on their own. They should be challenged, but never in danger.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

2

I've been testing a new response to whenever the kids complain. The formula is [acknowledge], [opportunity]. It’s incredible how well it works. Works on adults too.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

3

Most people equate compliant kids with "good kids". No wonder so many of these kids grow up to comply with all sorts of bad authorities.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

4

We force kids to blindly follow the syllabus and pursue hobbies only to help them get into college, but wonder why so many people in their 20s say "I don't know what I want to do with my life"

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

5

The big challenge of parenting is not to get the kids to do as you’d like, but to resist the temptation to make them.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

6

Screen-time limit enforcement set by parents on their kids’ devices is going to indoctrinate an entire generation into blindly accepting “computer says no”. If you want to be a petty authoritarian, have the decency to rip that device out of their little hands yourself 😘☠️

DHH

DHH

@dhh

7

Nothing makes me wish for my kids to throw a tantrum than hearing a stranger say "oh, they're so good" on a plane or in a shop or anywhere, just because they're being quiet. This equation of "quiet" with "good" is some toxic, repressive shit.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

8

Playing lots of video games will give kids many of the skills they need to succeed in the future

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

9

Being a parent is a very good reason to trade a high-paying grueling job for a flexible work arrangement that pays less. I made this switch, and I highly recommend it.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

10

Here's a key parental obligation: Teach your kids to have a problem with authority.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

11

Getting to Ivy League schools is a competition among parents more than kids.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

12

When I was a kid, my dad would always surprise me. He’d come home early from work trips and take me to baseball games when I least expected it. Most importantly... he never surprised me with elaborate gifts. Only smiles and time together. Going to do the same thing for my kids.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

13

Homework takes kids away from their families

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

14

Wanting to spend more time with my kids was a big motivator for me to leave full-time employment. Many people in tech (but not only) have this option, yet few realize it.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo