Quotes about Children Page 4
"Time is the most important thing with kids. But it has to be good time."
"There are a host of children who can use the mature guidance of an adult
who really cares about their mental and physical development.
In many cases, these children may not have suitable role models
and simply by showing, or behaving in appropriate ways over time,
they will learn what it means to act the same way."
"All good parents are guilty of emotionally failing their children at times.
Nobody is perfect. We all get tired, cranky, stressed,
distracted, bored, confused, disconnected, overwhelmed or otherwise
compromised here and there.
This does not qualify us as emotionally neglectful parents."
Jonice Webb, Running on Empty: Overcome Your Childhood Emotional Neglect
"Studies of young children show clearly that parents' style of child-rearing
during the first three or four years determines
the amount of self-esteem a child starts with."
Matthew McKay; Patrick Fanning, Self-Esteem: A Proven Program of Cognitive Techniques for Assessing, Improving, and Maintaining Your Self-Esteem
"Every one of us, starting in childhood, had to learn how to deal with the
skinned knees, hurt feelings, dashed hopes,
and heartbreaking setbacks common to fallen humanity. How well we
coped with these difficulties, challenges,
and unexpected obstacles determined in large measure what sort of
man or woman we've become and how we
navigate our way through life."
Kay Arthur, When the Hurt Runs Deep: Healing and Hope for Life's Desperate Moments
"Imagine what we could accomplish if we had the attitude of children.
They are not limited by the thoughts I can't do that."
"The more in touch with feelings and the better able a child is to understand
and get along with others, the sunnier
that child's future, whatever his or her academic IQ."
John Gottman, The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relationship Expert
"Two people make a child together and the love of both toward that
child will be almost always unconditional."
S. Levine, Marriage: God and Marriage
"Once the child enters the free fall of the teenage atmosphere,
parents have to sit back
and hope that all the work they've done and all the tools they've
equipped their little lander with will be sufficient
to see him through."
Gary Ezzo; Robert Bucknam, On Becoming Preteen Wise: Parenting Your Child from 8-12 Years
"I hope, if you should live to grow up, you will endeavour to be very
useful and not spend all your time in pleasing yourself."
"Children, you must remember something. A man without ambition is dead.
A man with ambition but no love is dead. A man with ambition and love
for his blessings here on earth is ever so alive."
"As a child, we are not limited by preconceptions.
Children attempt to do what they want without being burdened by the concept
Byron Pulsifer, Self-Confidence: Believe In Yourself
"As a father has compassion on his children,
so the Lord has compassion on his faithful followers."
Psalm 103:13 (NET)
"A child learns to love (or hate) school in kindergarten and first grade.
During that time he forms attitudes about his own value as a person and
his worth as a learner. Those attitudes will accompany him all the way
through school and into adulthood."
Jacquie McTaggart, From the Teacher's Desk
Let your children know that they can talk to you at any time about anything
Mark J Musser, Parenting Essentials
"We can measure many things, but the time that families and
communities invest in children is invaluable. Giving kids a sense of fitting in,
of feeling good about themselves, and giving them the opportunities to
succeed and fail will really prepare kids of life ahead."
David DeNotaris, Feeling Your Way Through Life
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