The child supplies the power but the parents have to do the steering.
Having a child is surely the most beautifully irrational act that two people in love can commit.
A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone.
Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.
Few things are more satisfying than seeing your children have teenagers of their own.
A baby is born with a need to be loved – and never outgrows it.
You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
Don’t try to make children grow up to be like you, or they may do it.
There’s really no point in having children if you’re not going to be home enough to father them.
What good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is usually best after all.
Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father.
Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president, but they don’t want them to become politicians in the process.
The Golden Rule of Parenting is do unto your children as you wish your parents had done unto you!
Having children is like having a bowling alley installed in your brain.
Most children threaten at times to run away from home. This is the only thing that keeps some parents going.
No matter how calmly you try to referee, parenting will eventually produce bizarre behavior, and I’m not talking about the kids. Their behavior is always normal.
To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.
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.
It is a sad commentary of our times when our young must seek advice and counsel from ‘Dear Abby’ instead of going to Mom and Dad.
Fathers and mothers have lost the idea that the highest aspiration they might have for their children is for them to be wise… specialized competence and success are all that they can imagine.