A small child is someone who can wash his hands without getting the soap wet. The trouble with children is that when they're not being a lump in your throat, they're being a pain in your neck. Children are like wet cement. Whatever falls on them makes an impression. A child is a person who can't understand why someone would give away a perfectly good kitten. - Doug Larson You cannot teach a child to take care of himself unless you will let him take care of himself. He will make mistakes, and out of these mistakes will come his wisdom. - H.W. Beecher Men are generally more careful of their horses and dogs than of their children. - Wm. Penn Almost every child would learn to write sooner if allowed to do his homework on wet cement.