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著名儿科医师本杰明·麦克林·斯波克语录

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著名儿科医师本杰明·麦克林·斯波克语录

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    今天是美国著名儿科医师Benjamin Mclane Spock(本杰明·麦克林·斯波克(1903年5月2日-1998年3月15日)的诞辰。我编译几条他的语录与大家共享。

 

    据百度百科,斯波克自哥伦比亚大学取得医学博士学位之后,就一直致力于儿科研究,并教授精神病学和儿童发展学。斯波克于1946年出版的的《婴幼儿保健常识》(亦译作《斯波克育儿经》)在很长一段时间内都是畅销书,影响了几代父母。斯波克是第一个积极研究并运用精神分析的儿科医师。他主张父母在婴幼儿教育中应该运用理解和灵活的方式,而不是肉体惩罚。除了在儿科学方面的积极工作之外,斯波克还积极从事反越战活动。于耶鲁大学就读期间,他参加了1924年巴黎奥运会的赛艇比赛,荣获金牌。

 

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

    相信你自己,你懂得的东西比你以为懂得的东西要多。

   

Perhaps a child who is fussed over gets a feeling of destiny;

he thinks he is in the world for something important, and it gives him drive and confidence.

    或许焦躁不安的孩子就是有目的感的孩子;他觉得自己来到世间是为了做重要的事的,从而有了动力和信心。

  

There are only two things a child will share willingly; communicable diseases and its mother's age.

    孩子心甘情愿与人分享的只有两样:传染病和母亲的年龄。

 

What is the use of physicians like myself trying to help parents to bring up children healthy and happy, to have them killed in such numbers for a cause that is ignoble?

    我努力帮助家长们让孩子健康幸福地成长,可是那么多的孩子长大后却在一场不光彩的事业(博主:指越战)中丧生,像我这样的医生有什么用啊?

  

The fact is that child rearing is a long, hard job, the rewards are not always immediately obvious, the work is undervalued, and parents are just as human and almost as vulnerable as their children.

    事实是,养育孩子是一项长期艰巨的工作,其报偿并不总是能即刻显现的。家长其实像孩子一样会犯错,几乎像孩子一样脆弱。

   

All the time a person is a child he is both a child and learning to be a parent.

After he becomes a parent he becomes predominantly a parent reliving childhood.

    在整个童年阶段,人既是孩子,又在学习做父母。

    到成为家长后,这个家长基本上是在重温童年。

 

In automobile terms, the child supplies the power but the parents have to do the steering.

    用汽车术语来说,孩子提供了动力,但家长得把握好方向盘。

 

I would say that the surest measure of a man's or a woman's maturity is the harmony, style, joy, and dignity he creates in his marriage, and the pleasure and inspiration he provides for his spouse.

    我想说,一个男人或女人是否成熟的最可靠的测度,是看其能否在婚姻生活中创造和谐、优雅、快乐和尊严,能否为配偶提供愉悦与鼓舞。

 

What good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is usually best after all.

    说到底,好母亲和好父亲出于本能想为其宝宝做的事,通常都是极好的。

 

It's not the words but the music that counts.

    重要的是音乐而不是言语。

(博主注:音乐需要数拍子,故count是一语双关的。)

People have said, "You've turned your back on pediatrics." I said, "No. It took me until I was in my 60s to realize that politics was a part of pediatrics."

    人们说,“你背弃了儿科学”。我说,“不对。我直到过了60岁才认识到,政治本来就是儿科学的一部分。”
 




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