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Quotes About Child Care

If we want developed societies with women doctors, political leaders, teachers, bus drivers, and computer programmers, we will need qualified people to give loving care to their children. And there is no reason why every society should not enjoy such loving paid child care.
— Barbara Ehrenreich —

Meditation is doing what you are doing - whether you are doing formal meditation or child care.

— Norman Fischer

In those olden times you didn't have to be a space scientist to manage the gadget that flicked your TV on and off, that ridiculous thingamabob that now comes with twenty push buttons, God knows what for. Doctors made house calls. Rabbis were guys. Kids were raised by their moms instead of in child-care pens like piglets. Software meant haberdashery.

— Mordecai Richler

There are many women with children under five who want to work and who lack affordable, high-quality child care.

— Harriet Harman

I'm particularly fortunate to be in a position where I can bring my child to work and be able to get good child care. Not a lot of women have that.

— Julia Louis-Dreyfus

I took my kids everywhere. I didn't have money for child care, so I took them to college with me and they sat in the hallway.

— Iyanla Vanzant

Most people assume that women are responsible for households and child care. Most couples operate that way - not all. That fundamental assumption holds women back.

— Sheryl Sandberg

The U.S. Census Bureau considers mothers the "designated parent," even when both parents are present in the home. When mothers care for their children, it's "parenting," but when fathers care for their children, the government deems it a "child care arrangement." I have even heard a few men say that they are heading home to "babysit" for their children. I have never heard a woman refer to taking care of her own children as "babysitting." A friend of mine ran a team-building exercise during a company retreat where people were asked to fill in their hobbies. Half of the men in the group listed "their children" as hobbies. A hobby? For most mothers, kids are not a hobby. Showering is a hobby.

— Sheryl Sandberg

Over the past decade, child care costs have risen twice as fast as the median income of families with children.

— Sheryl Sandberg

As long as men completely dominate business and political life, as long as women are economically dependent on men, as long as the burden of child care falls wholly on women's shoulders (toppling even the most egalitarian couples), you cannot speak of a liberated female sexuality.

— Esther Perel

The question is still asked of women: 'How do you propose to answer the need for child care?' That is an obvious attempt to structure conflict in the old terms. The questions are rather: 'If we as a human community want children, how does the total society propose to provide for them?'.

— Jean Baker Miller

Defining child care primarily as women's sphere reinforces the devaluing of women and prevents their equal access to power.

— Mary Frances Berry

The child's personality is a product of slow gradual growth. His nervous system matures by stages and natural sequences. He sits before he stands; he babbles before he talks; he fabricates before he tells the truth; he draws a circle before he draws a square; he is selfish before he is altruistic; he is dependent on others before he achieves dependence on self. All of his abilities, including his morals, are subject to laws of growth. The task of child care is not to force him into a predetermined pattern but to guide his growth.

— Arnold Gesell

Biologically and temperamentally ... women were made to be concerned firt and foremost with child care, husband care and home care.

— Benjamin Spock

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