If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people.
Children learn to smile from their parents.
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.
Parents are the bones on which children cut their teeth.
It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them.
Children learn more from what you are than what you teach.
We never know the love of the parent for the child till we become parents.
Parents have become so convinced that educators know what is best for their children that they forget that they themselves are really the experts.
What it's like to be a parent: It's one of the hardest things you'll ever do but in exchange it teaches you the meaning of unconditional love.
Children are not our property, and they are not ours to control any more that we were our parents' property or theirs to control.
Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.
Parents must get across the idea that "I love you always, but sometimes I do not love your behavior."
Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
Affirming words from moms and dads are like light switches. Speak a word of affirmation at the right moment in a child's life and it's like lighting up a whole roomful of possibilities.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
Your children need your presence more than your presents.
Everybody knows how to raise children, except the people who have them.
Dad needs to show an incredible amount of respect and humor and friendship toward his mate so the kids understand their parents are sexy, they're fun, they do things together, they're best friends. Kids learn by example. If I respect Mom, they're going to respect Mom.
It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.
I believe that we parents must encourage our children to become educated, so they can get into a good college that we cannot afford.
Because of their size, parents may be difficult to discipline properly.
We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but we can at least prepare our children for the future.
Children always assume the sexual lives of their parents come to a grinding halt at their conception.
Always kiss your children goodnight, even if they're already asleep.
The most loving parents and relatives commit murder with smiles on their faces. They force us to destroy the person we really are: a subtle kind of murder.
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