We never know the love of the parent for the child till we become parents.
It's not only children who grow. Parents do too.
There is no way to be a perfect mother, and a million ways to be a good one.
Life affords no greater responsibility, no greater privilege, than the raising of the next generation
You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.
Trust yourself, you know more than you think you do.
If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.
It's not only children who grow. Parents do too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours. I can't tell my children to reach for the sun. All I can do is reach for it, myself.
If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.
If you've never been hated by your child, you've never been a parent.
A new baby is like the beginning of all things - wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.
‘Is it a boy or a girl?’ There is a great answer to that one going around: ‘We don’t know; it hasn’t told us yet’.
Although there are many trial marriages... there is no such thing as a trial child.
You will always be your child's favorite toy.
You know your children are growing up when they stop asking you where they came from and refuse to tell you where they're going.
What a child doesn't receive he can seldom later give.
A baby is born with a need to be loved - and never outgrows it.
To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while.
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.
Whenever I held my newborn baby in my arms, I used to think that what I said and did to him could have an influence not only on him but on all whom he met, not only for a day or a month or a year, but for all eternity - a very challenging and exciting thought for a mother.
A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.
Always kiss your children goodnight, even if they're already asleep.
In spite of the six thousand manuals on child raising in the bookstores, child raising is still a dark continent and no one really knows anything. You just need a lot of love and luck - and, of course, courage.
I hate when new parents ask who the baby looks like. It was born 15 minutes ago, it looks like a potato
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