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About Benjamin Spock
Benjamin Spock is credited with revolutionizing parenting in the United States with his non-conformist pediatric approach which largely veered off the inflexible practice of his peers. Through his 1946 book, “The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care”, he advocated for affection, flexibility and understanding towards children.
He received harsh criticism for the book and his doctrines were blamed for making young people join the anti-Vietnam War movements. He was a candidate of the People’s Party for the 1972 US Presidential Election.
He was the son of Mildred Louise Stoughton and Benjamin Ives Spock. He was the older brother of environmentalist Marjorie Spock. He was first married to Jane Cheney from 1927 to 1976. His second marriage was to Mary Morgan, who became an activist like him. He had two children.
He received the E. Mead Johnson Award in 1948.
He died at 94 years old on March 15, 1998.
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Famous quotes by Benjamin Spock
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.Benjamin Spock
Every child senses, with all the horse sense that's in him, that any parent is angry inside when children misbehave and they dread more the anger that is rarely or never expressed openly, wondering how awful it might be.Benjamin Spock
Happiness is mostly a by-product of doing what makes us feel fulfilled.Benjamin Spock
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.Benjamin Spock
The child supplies the power but the parents have to do the steering.Benjamin Spock
There are only two things a child will share willingly communicable diseases and its mother's age.Benjamin Spock
Trust yourself, you know more than you think you do.Benjamin Spock
What good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is usually best after all.Benjamin Spock
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?Benjamin Spock
When women are encouraged to be competitive, too many of them become disagreeable.Benjamin Spock
F.A.Q. about Benjamin Spock
When is his birthday?
Benjamin Spock's birthday is on May 2, 1903.
In how many days is his birthday?
Benjamin's birthday is in 98 days
How old was Benjamin when he died?
He was 94 years old.
When did he die?
He died in March 15, 1998.
How old would he be today?
Benjamin Spock would be 118 years old if he was alive today.
Where was Benjamin from?
He was born in New Haven, Connecticut, U.S..
Benjamin Spock's Popularity
Benjamin Spock was a famous American pediatrician and author, who was born on May 2, 1903. As a person born on this date, Benjamin Spock is listed in our database as the 40th most popular celebrity for the day (May 2) and the 21st most popular for the year (1903).
People born on May 2 fall under the Zodiac sign of Taurus, the Bull. Benjamin Spock is the 1589th most popular Taurus.
Aside from information specific to Benjamin Spock's birthday, Benjamin Spock is the 11033rd most famous American and ranks 15th in famous people born in New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.
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