While we try to teach our children all about life, Our children teach us what life is all about.
A child seldom needs a good talking to as a good listening to.
Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing up is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing.
There's nothing that can help you understand your beliefs more than trying to explain them to an inquisitive child.
-Frank A. Clark
It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.
There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million.
The best preparation for being a happy and useful man or woman is to live fully as a child.
-The Plowden Report
There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots; the other is wings.
When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses.
-Dr. Joyce Brothers
Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.
If the family were a fruit, it would be an orange, a circle of sections, held together but separable - each segment distinct.
-Letty Cottin Pogrebin
The advantage of growing up with siblings is that you become very good at fractions.
Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.
To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while.
Your children need your presence more than your presents.
Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy.
-Robert A. Heinlein
Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.
Sing out loud in the car even, or especially, if it embarrasses your children.
You will always be your child's favorite toy.
What a child doesn't receive he can seldom later give.
If your children spend most of their time in other people's houses, you're lucky; if they all congregate at your house, you're blessed.
If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others.
Now the thing about having a baby - and I can't be the first person to have noticed this - is that thereafter you have it.
Kids spell love T-I-M-E.
The hardest part of raising a child is teaching them to ride bicycles. A shaky child on a bicycle for the first time needs both support and freedom. The realization that this is what the child will always need can hit hard.
If your parents didn't have any children, there's a good chance that you won't have any.
-Clarence DayI am not young enough to know everything.
A child enters your home and for the next twenty years makes so much noise you can hardly stand it. The child departs, leaving the house so silent you think you are going mad.
-John Andrew Holmes
A child, like your stomach, doesn't need all you can afford to give it.
-Frank A. Clark
It is one thing to show your child the way, and a harder thing to then stand out of it.
When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. but when I got to be 21, I was astonished by how much he had learned in seven years.
Truly wonderful the mind of a child is.
The more we shelter children from every disappointment, the more devastating future disappointments will be.
-Fred G. Gosman
Self-esteem is the real magic wand that can form a child’s future. A child’s self-esteem affects every area of her existence, from friends she chooses, to how well she does academically in school, to what kind of job she gets, to even the person she chooses to marry.
We know that the outcasts and misfits are the children most likely to become violent, so it only follows that we must pull them into the arms of love and/or acceptance, and find a place where they fit. If our system doesn't have a place where a child fits, there's something wrong with the system, not the child.
-William G. Defoore
Parents of young children should realize that few people, and maybe no one, will find their children as enchanting as they do.
If a child is given love, he becomes loving ... If he's helped when he needs help, he becomes helpful. And if he has been truly valued at home ... he grows up secure enough to look beyond himself to the welfare of others.
-Dr. Joyce Brothers
Children, no matter how gifted, can't see far into the future, you know. To them, a year is almost a lifetime, and telling them that things will be fine when they grow up does no good at all.
You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
-Franklin P. Jones
Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.
If our American way of life fails the child, it fails us all.
-Pearl S. Buck
The prime purpose of being four is to enjoy being four - of secondary importance is to prepare for being five.
Little girls are cute and small only to adults. To one another they are not cute. They are life-sized.
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