Haim Ginott — Israeli Educator died on December 30, 1973

Haim G. Ginott was a school teacher, a child psychologist and psychotherapist and a parent educator. He pioneered techniques for conversing with children that are still taught today. His book, Between Parent and Child, stayed on the best seller list for over a year and is still popular today. This book sets out to give "specific advice derived from basic communication principles that will guide parents in living with children in mutual respect and dignity.".. (wikipedia)

Each of us carries within himself a collection of instant insults.
Teachers are expected to reach unattainable goals with inadequate tools. The miracle is that at times they accomplish this impossible task.
If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others.
Parents often talk about the younger generation as if they didn't have anything to do with it.