Quotes by Benjamin Spock

Benjamin McLane Spock was an American pediatrician whose book Baby and Child Care is one of the best-selling volumes in history. The book's premise to mothers is that "you know more than you think you do." Spock was the first pediatrician to study psychoanalysis to try to understand children's needs and family dynamics.

The best Quotes and Sayings

On the average, older parents are more flexible, tolerant, understanding, and happy in child care.

- Benjamin SpockParents

Preschool children are virtuosos of imagination.

- Benjamin SpockChildren & Childhood, Imagination

People have criticized me for seeming to step out of my professional role to become undignifiedly political. I'd say it was belated realization that day care, good schools, health insurance, and nuclear disarmament are even more important aspects of pediatrics than measles vaccine or vitamin D.

- Benjamin Spock

Trust yourself, you know more than you think you do.

- Benjamin Spock

The child supplies the power but the parents have to do the steering.

- Benjamin Spock