Sooner or later we all quote our mothers.
Where parents do too much for their children, the children will not do much for themselves.
The most important thing she’d learned over the years was that there was no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.
Parents often talk about the younger generation as if they didn’t have anything to do with it.
Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.
She had called in the debt that parents owe a child for bringing her, unasked, into a strange world. One should never make an offer without knowing full well what will happen if it is accepted.
Parents have become so convinced that educators know what is best for their children that they forget that they themselves are really the experts.
We never know the love of our parents for us till we have become parents.
Because of their size, parents may be difficult to discipline properly.
To understand your parents’ love you must raise children yourself.
It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.
The central struggle of parenthood is to let our hopes for our children outweigh our fears.
Most children threaten at times to run away from home. This is the only thing that keeps some parents going.
The parents exist to teach the child, but also they must learn what the child has to teach them; and the child has a very great deal to teach them
If you have never been hated by your child you have never been a parent.
It is a wise father that knows his own child.
The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents, and the second half by our children.
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.
Reverence for parents stands written among the three laws of most revered righteousness.
Parents are the bones on which children cut their teeth.
The joys of parents are secret, and so are their griefs and fears: they cannot utter the one, nor will they utter the other
Parents are not interested in justice they want QUIET!
My parents only had one argument in forty-five years. It lasted forty-three years.
Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore.
Children learn to smile from their parents.
Some are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same.
Children always assume the sexual lives of their parents come to a grinding halt at their conception.
If your parents never had children, chances are you won’t, either.
Sometimes the laughter in mothering is the recognition of the ironies and absurdities. Sometime, though, it’s just pure, unthinking delight.
Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
The problem with children is that you have to put up with their parents.
Just as it sometimes happens that deformed offspring are produced by deformed parents, and sometimes not, so the offspring produced by a female are sometimes female, sometimes not, but male, because the female is as it were a deformed male.
Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.
Parents must get across the idea that “I love you always, but sometimes I do not love your behavior.
Parents who are always giving their children nothing but the best usually wind up with nothing but the worst
Some parents could do more for their children by not doing so much for them
It isn’t surprising that many children consider their parents to be a little dim, and that they sometimes try to update them. The fact that they don’t usually try too hard is just as well; a thoroughly updated parent is an unappetizing sight.
The joys of parents are secret; and so are their griefs and fears. They cannot utter the one; nor they will not utter the other.
I believe that we parents must encourage our children to become educated, so they can get into a good college that we cannot afford.
Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children.
Thats sort of a clich? about parents. We all believe that our children are the most beautiful children in the world. But the thing is, what no one really talks about is the fact that we all really believe it.
Parents can plant magic in a child’s mind through certain words spoken with some thrilling quality of voice, some uplift of the heart and spirit.
In the labs, the young make things move, and the older ones follow like parents evolving with their children.
Adolescence is perhaps nature’s way of preparing parents to welcome the empty nest.
The thing that impresses me the most about America is the way parents obey their children.
For rarely are sons similar to their fathers: most are worse, and a few are better than their fathers.
The truth is that parents are not really interested in justice. They just want quiet.
We can wash people in the water all we want, but we can never wash their parents out of their hearts.
The values indicated by status-insecure parents are such that their children learn to put personal success and the acquisition of power above all else. They are taught to judge people for their usefulness rather than their likeableness. Their friends, and even future marriage partners, are selected and used in the service of personal advancement; love and affection take second place to knowing the right people. They are taught to eschew weakness and passivity, to respect authority, and to despise those who have not made the socio-economic grade. Success is equated with social esteem and material advantage, rather than with more spiritual values.
Parenthood: That state of being better chaperoned than you were before marriage.
I don’t think my parents liked me. They put a live teddy bear in my crib.
Children are natural mimics who act like their parents despite every effort to teach them good manners.
Big L is that nigga you expect to catch rep on any cassette deck, I’m so ahead of my time my parents haven’t met yet.
A lot of parents pack up their troubles and send them off to summer camp.
Some parents really bring their children up; others let them down
I wish it were me instead of you.Yeah. I’m getting the sodium pentothal. You have to go sit with my parents.
By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong.
Your children need your presence more than your presents.
There are no illegitimate children – only illegitimate parents.