"If you want to be a good parent, become the person you want your child
to be. Cultivate in yourself
the characteristics you want them to end up having."
Russell Kolts, The Compassionate-Mind Guide to Managing Your Anger
"Perfection is not what our kids want or need. It's expected that you won't
have all the answers,
won't always make the right decision, but you have to be there and show
that you care."
"As a father it is easy to be consumed with careers and other responsibilities,
but being involved in the lives of our
children is very important."
Derek Polen, Next Level Dad: Bringing Faith and Fun to Fatherhood
"More often than not, when we launch into lecture mode, our kids tune out.
Or, worse, our pontificate-y good intentions
backfire and push our children to do the opposite of what we're trying
to get them to do. Instead, use stories
to illustrate a point."
Beth Kobliner, Make Your Kid A Money Genius (Even If You're Not)
"One of the realities of family life is that children have minds and wills
of their own. Children aren't robots run by remote control."
Scott Turansky, Say Goodbye to Whining, Complaining, and Bad Attitudes... in You and Your Kids
"As a grandmother, you can provide a secure and loving place from
which your grandchild can explore the world. Indeed, children thrive on
the love of others, and it's up to us as grandmothers to exercise this privilege."
Angela Bowen, Today's Grandmother: Your Guide to the First Two Years
"Parenting is a privilege and Children are a sacred trust from God."
Michael Cannon Loehrer, Porch Talk with Gramps on Parenting: A Framework for a Functional Family
"On a deeper note, being a grandmother provides you with an opportunity
to help your grandchild gain a sense of who he
or she really is. Children love to hear stories about what their
Mommies and Daddies were like growing up."
Deborah Williams, How To Talk To Your Kids & Grandkids: 10 Secrets To Being The Grandmother Everyone Adores
"Children long for warm, generous, respectful, loving relationships with
the big people in their world. They crave adult
relationships that provide kindness and reassurance. They long for our time,
patience, and attention."
Kay Swatkowski, A Grandmother's Prayers: 60 Days of Devotions and Prayer
"Teach values through action and compassion through love."
Author Unknown Compassion |
"There are two great injustices that can befall a child.
One is to punish him for something he didn't do.
The other is to let him get away with doing something he knows is wrong."
Robert Gardner Good |
"If I had one wish for my children, it would be that each
of them would reach for goals that have meaning for them as individuals."
Lillian Carter Goals |
"I have a dream that my four little children will one day
live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but
by the content of their character."
Martin Luther King, Jr. Famous |
"Children exist in the world as well as in the
family. From the moment they are born, they depend on a
host of other 'grown-ups - grandparents, neighbors, teachers,
ministers, employers, political leaders, and untold others who touch their
lives directly and indirectly."
Hillary Rodham Clinton Family |
"Children are remarkable for their intelligence and ardour, for their
curiosity, their intolerance of shams, the clarity and ruthlessness of their vision."
Aldous Huxley Tolerance |
"Kids don't measure love in DOLLARS. They measure it in TIME."
Larry Hagner, The Dad's Edge Love |