Bob Keeshan

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    A child needs to be listened to and talked to at 3 and 4 and 5 years of age. Parents should not wait for the sophisticated conversation of a teenager.
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    Back in the old days, when I was a child, we sat around the family table at dinner time and exchanged our daily experiences. It wasn't very organized, but everyone was recognized and all the news that had to be told was told by each family member. We listened to each other and the interest was not put on; it was real.
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    Children don't drop out of high school when they are 16, they do so in the first grade and wait 10 years to make it official.
    Source: As quoted in Commentary: Pre-school Rankings by Susan Hoff KERA Public Newsroom (6 September 2007)
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    Generosity has built America. When we fail to invest in children, we have to pay the cost.
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    It is my contention that most people are not mugged every day, that most people in this world do not encounter violence every day. I think we prepare people for violence, and I think just as importantly we prepare people for the definition of being gentle.
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    It requires more strength to be gentle, so it's the everyday encounters of life that I think we've prepared children for and prepared them to be good to other people and to consider other people.
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    Parents are the ultimate role models for children. Every word, movement and action has an effect. No other person or outside force has a greater influence on a child than the parent.
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    The children should never be excluded from what I am doing and should never have the feeling of being part of an audience.
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    We have respect for our audience.... We operate on the conviction that it is composed of young children of potentially good taste, and that this taste should be developed.
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