A boy becomes an adult three years before his parents think he does, and about two years after he thinks he does.
Age is an attitude, not a number.
Fair is not equal or the same, it's what that person needs at that time.
Homework is tougher on a pupil when Mom comes up with one answer and Dad with another.
"Love void of compassion = Selfishness"
Parents are not interested in justice, they're interested in peace and quiet.
You can build cabinets and cupboards, hang expensive draperies, buy a new television, lay a rug; but for really doing something to your home, there's nothing like rolling in a baby bed.
You have to love your children unselfishly. That's hard, but it's the only way
A father leaves his legacy behind with the good hearts and souls of the children he raises.
A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove...but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a boy.
- Excerpt from an essay originally published in the October 1950 issue of Scouting magazine.
All that we owe our parents we repay through our children.
Anyone can be a Father, but it takes someone special to be a Daddy.
Being a parent is the greatest trust that has been given to human beings.
Being a parent means never having a minute... yet always making a moment.
CHILDREN AREN'T HAPPY WITH NOTHING TO IGNORE, AND THAT'S WHAT PARENTS WHERE CREATED FOR
Children seldom misquote you. They more often repeat word for word
what you shouldn’t have said.
Children think not of what is past, nor what is to come, but enjoy the present time, which few of us do.
Do on to others as you want done onto YOU!!
Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.
Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.
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Happy are the families where the government
Of the parents is the reign of affection
And the obedience of the children
The submission of love.
Having a child is surely the most beautifully irrational act that two people in love can commit.
Hold your children with open arms, so they always know they can come home to you.
Honor thy father and mother; that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord they God gives thee.
I cannot be with you every step of the way, but I can start you out on the right foot.
I child-proofed my house, but they still get in.
I find as I grow older that I love those most whom I loved first.
I got a fortune cookie that said, "To remember is to understand." I have never forgotten it. A good judge remembers what it was like to be a lawyer. A good editor remembers being a writer. A good parent remembers what it was like to be a child.
If people offer their help or wisdom as you go through life. Accept it gratefully. You can learn much from those who have gone before you.
If there is anything we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could be better changed in ourselves.
If you're gonna learn, you might as well learn from the best.
Isn't "bribe" just another word for "love."
It’s not only children who grow. Parents do too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours. I can’t tell my children to reach for the sun. All I can do is reach for it, myself."
Kids don't care what you know til they know that you care.
Life affords no greater responsibility, no greater privilege, than the raising of the next generation.
~ C. Everett Koop
My Family is the color in my life...
without them I am color blind.
My father carries around the picture of the kid who came with his wallet.
Never raise your hand to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected.
Of all nature's gifts to the human race, what is sweeter to a man than his children?
Parental requirements: Affection without sentiment, authority without cruelty, discipline without aggression, humor without ridicule, sacrifice without obligation, companionship without possessiveness.
Parents are often so busy with the physical rearing of children
that they miss the glory of parenthood.
Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.
Parents hold their children's hands for a while, their hearts forever.
Parents...make children happy by giving them something to ignore.
Raising kids is part joy and part guerrilla warfare.
Thank heaven for little girls. For little girls get bigger everyday.
The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents, and the second half by our children.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
The Only Difference Between the Love of a Stepmother and the Love of a Mother is the Pain of Childbirth
The quickest way for a parent to get a child's attention is to sit down and look comfortable.
There are only two lasting bequests we can can hope to give our children. One of these is roots; the other, wings.
There is no point in being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes.
This boy entrusted to my care, with sparkling eyes and wavy hair. To him I promise always to be, the best parent I can be.
To become a father is not difficult,
but to be a father is.
Trust me your just a ROOKIE when it comes to your mother...trust me I'm a Veteran!
We do not remember days, we remember moments.
We never know the love of our parents
until we become parents
When I was 16, I thought my parents knew nothing. When I was 21, I was shocked to discover how much they had picked up in the last 5 years.
While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.
Your child becomes the embodiment of the love you pour into them. POUR GENEROUSLY!
“I have come to a frightening conclusion. I am the decisive element in the [home]. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. As a [parent] I possess tremendous power to make a child’s life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration. I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or deescalated, and a child humanized or dehumanized.”