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We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.
Henry Ward Beecher

Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children and no theories.
John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester

Parents are the very last people who ought to be allowed to have children.
H.E. Bell

The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents and the second half by our children.
Clarence Day

While we try to teach our children all about life,
Our children teach us what life is all about.
Angela Schwindt

Everybody knows how to raise children, except the people who have them.
P. J. O'Rourke

If I had my child to raise over again
I'd build self-esteem first and the house later
I'd finger paint more and point the finger less
I would do less correcting and more connecting
I'd take my eyes off my watch and watch with my eyes
I would care to know less and know to care more
I'd take more hikes and fly more kites
I'd stop playing serious and seriously play
I would run through more fields and gaze at more stars
I'd do more hugging and less tugging
I'd see the oak tree in the acorn more often
I would be firm less often and affirm much more
I'd model less about the love of power
And more about the power of love.
Diane Loomans

To an adolescent, there is nothing in the world more embarrassing than a parent.
Dave Barry

I don't think my parents liked me. They put a live teddy bear in my crib.
Woody Allen

I am not allowed to sing, dance, laugh or wear short skirts. Having a teenage daughter is like living with the Taliban.
Author Kathy Lette

Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers.

Parents who are afraid to put their foot down usually have children who step on their toes.
Chinese Proverb

To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.
Oscar Wilde

The truth is that parents are not really interested in justice. They just want quiet.
Bill Cosby

They fuck you up, your mum and dad.
They may not mean to, but they do.
They fill you with the faults they had
And add some extra, just for you.
Philip Larkin
This Be The Verse

Children learn to smile from their parents.
Shinichi Suzuki

Your folks are like God because you want to know they're out there and you want them to approve of your life, still you only call them when you're in a crisis and need something.
Chuck Palahniuk

Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence.

To maintain a joyful family requires much from both the parents and the children. Each member of the family has to become, in a special way, the servant of the others.
Pope John Paul II

Many parents are finding out that a pat on the back helps develop character - if given often enough, early enough, and low enough.
Author Unknown

Because of their size, parents may be difficult to discipline properly.
P. J. O'Rourke

Children always assume the sexual lives of their parents come to a grinding halt at their conception.
Alan Bennett

Parents are the bones on which children cut their teeth.
Peter Ustinov

Come mothers and fathers throughout the land
And don't criticize what you can't understand
Your sons and your daughters are beyond your command
Your old road is rapidly agin'.
Please get out of the new one if you can't lend your hand
For the times they are a-changin'.
Bob Dylan

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.
Leo F. Buscaglia

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.
Anne Frank

If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.
Brian Tracy

The best inheritance a parent can give his children is a few minutes of his time each day.
Orlando A. Battista

Most children threaten at times to run away from home. This is the only thing that keeps some parents going.
Phyllis Diller

Having one child makes you a parent; having two you are a referee.
David Frost

Parents must get across the idea that "I love you always, but sometimes I do not love your behavior."
Amy Vanderbilt

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.
Thich Nhat Hanh

Children are not our property, and they are not ours to control any more that we were our parents' property or theirs to control.
Richard Bach

Where parents do too much for their children, the children will not do much for themselves.
Elbert Hubbard

It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.
Maya Angelou

The joys of parents are secret, and so are their griefs and fears: they cannot utter the one, nor will they utter the other.
Francis Bacon

If you've never been hated by your child, you've never been a parent.
Bette Davis

If you want a baby, have a new one. Don't baby the old one.
Jessamyn West

I believe that we parents must encourage our children to become educated, so they can get into a good college that we cannot afford.
Dave Barry

To a father, when a child dies, the future dies; to a child when a parent dies, the past dies.
Red Auerbach

The best academy....a mother's knee.
James Lowell

There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.
Henry Ward Beecher

Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul.
Proverbs 29. 17

The child that never learns to obey his parents in the home will not obey God or man out of the home.
Susanne Wesley

Children, obey your parents in the Lord; for this is right.
Honor thy father and mother.
Ephesians 6. 1

Discipline is a symbol of caring to a child. He needs guidance. If there is love, there is no such thing as being too tough with a child. A parent must also not be afraid to hang himself. If you have never been hated by your child, you have never been a parent.
Bette Davis

A father's words are like a thermostat that sets the temperature in the house.
Paul Lewis

By profession I am a Soldier and take pride in that fact, but I am prouder to be a father.
General Douglas MacArthur

It behooves a father to be blameless if he expects his child to be.

A mother's love is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking, it never fails or falters, even though the heart is breaking.
Helen Rice

Your children need your presence more than your presents.
Jesse Jackson

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.
Arnold Bennett

To understand your parents' love you must raise children yourself.
Chinese Proverb

Parents are often so busy with the physical rearing of children that they miss the glory of parenthood, just as the grandeur of the trees is lost when raking leaves.
Marcelene Cox

Chance makes our parents, but choice makes our friends.
Jacques Delille

One of the greatest titles in the world is parent, and one of the biggest blessings in the world is to have parents to call mom and dad.
Jim DeMint

When you become a parent, or a teacher, you turn into a manager of this whole system. You become the person controlling the bubble of innocence around a child, regulating it.
Kazuo Ishiguro

The parent who could see his boy as he really is, would shake his head and say: 'Willie is no good; I'll sell him.
Stephen B. Leacock

Having children makes you no more a parent than having a piano makes you a pianist.
Michael Levine

Parents often talk about the younger generation as if they didn't have anything to do with it.
Dr. Haim Ginott

Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
John Locke

Parents have become so convinced that educators know what is best for their children that they forget that they themselves are really the experts.
Marian Wright Edelman

Children desperately need to know - and to hear in ways they understand and remember - that they're loved and valued by mom and dad.
Paul Smally

An infallible way to make your child miserable is to satisfy all his demands.
Henry Home

Some parents could do more for their children by not doing so much for them.
Author Unknown

Parents who are always giving their children nothing but the best usually wind up with nothing but the worst.
Author Unknown

He that spareth his rod hateth his son; but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.
Proverbs 13. 24

Listening to parents' advice is sort of like watching commercials. You know what's coming, you've heard it all before, it's a big bore, but you listen anyway.
Author Unknown

Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.
Elizabeth Stone

There are two lasting bequests we can give our children. One is roots. The other is wings.
Hodding Carter, Jr.

Always kiss your children goodnight - even if they're already asleep.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

It kills you to see them grow up. But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn't.
Barbara Kingsolver

Children are a great comfort in your old age - and they help you reach it faster, too.
Lionel Kauffman

Never raise your hand to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected.
Red Buttons

Raising kids is part joy and part guerilla warfare.
Ed Asner

Beat your child once a day. If you don't know why, the child does.
Chinese proverb

Breast Feeding should not be attempted by fathers with hairy chests, since they can make the baby sneeze and give it wind.
Mike Harding
The Armchair Anarchist's Almanac.

By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong.
Charles Wadsworth

I figure that if the children are alive when I get home, I've done my job.
Roseanne Barr

Even very young children need to be informed about dying. Explain the concept of death very carefully to your child. This will make threatening him with it much more effective.
P. J. O'Rourke

Insanity is hereditary - you get it from your kids.
Sam Levenson

Children aren't happy without something to ignore, And that's what parents were created for.
Ogden Nash

The thing that impresses me most about Americans is the way parents obey their children.
Edward, Duke of Windsor

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