The Neurotic's Notebook

Children lack morality, but they also lack fake
We tell our children things which we know are
not so, but which we wish were so.
When their children fail to charm others, few
parents can stay neutral.
Every American child should grow up knowing
a second language, preferably English.
The only mothers it is safe to forget on Mother’s
Day are the good ones.
No matter how young he may be at the time, or
how old he may live to become, on the day an
unhappy child leaves home, his life is half over.
The parents of private-school children are gen-
erally overeager and overaged.
At thirty, we are finally free to do everything
forbidden to us at thirteen — but, God, what a sell!