"Life affords no greater responsibility, no greater privilege, than the raising of the next generation."
C. Everett Koop
Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children."
Charles R. Swindoll
"I am a child of God."
"And one of the things that Iíve always loves about children is their vivid, unrestrained, and far-reaching imaginations - the depth and breadth of their creativity."
Kevin Clash, My Life as a Furry Red Monster
"Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child."
"Children can teach us so much about creativity - just watch them when
they paint a picture."
"The first years of life are not just important; they are more crucial to shaping children than any other time. Even before they speak, children are extremely sensitive to the messages adults send them."
Hillary Rodham Clinton, It Takes a Village
"Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve."
"Children are natural Zen masters; their world is brand new in each and every moment."
"Don't throw away your friendship with your teenager over behavior that has no great moral significance. There will be plenty of real issues that require you to stand like a rock. Save your big guns for those crucial confrontations."
Dr. James C. Dobson
"There's no point in being grown up if you cant be childish sometimes."
"It is not giving children more that spoils them; it is giving them more to avoid confrontation."
"If you can't hold children in your arms, please hold them in your heart."
Mother Clara Hale
"One of the best things to do if you are in a bad mood, or if you are feeling down, is to laugh. It makes you feel better.
As children, we laughed much more than we do as adults."
Catherine Pulsifer, Laughter Is The Best Medicine
"...may sunshine and happiness surround you when you're far from home..."
from the song "Forever Young", sung by Rod Stewart
"Children ask questions. They are endlessly inquisitive. They lack adult inhibition,
and so they learn and grow at an extraordinary rate."