"What do you see when you look into the eyes of a newborn? When I first looked into the eyes of my son, I saw trustfulness, curiosity and joyfulness. I saw no deviousness, meanness or selfishness..."
"Rachel Carson has written: 'A child's world is fresh and new and beautiful, full of wonder and excitement. It is our misfortune that for most of us that clear-eyed vision, that true instinct for what is beautiful and awe-inspiring is dimmed and even lost before we reach adulthood...'"
"One of the most commonly heard parental laments is about how children try to get attention. So many behaviors that adults don't like are brushed off as 'merely' attention-seeking devices..."
"It is very satisfying for parents to see their children in pursuit of knowledge. It is natural and healthy for the children, and in the first few years of life, the pursuit goes on during every waking hour..."
child advocacy since 1996
Our vision is a world in which
all children are
In such a
world, every child
with a generous
capacity for love and trust.