Monday, May 02, 2005

Parent Quotes

  ~Carolyn Coats, Things Your Dad Always Told You But You Didn't Want to Hear The beauty of "spacing" children many years apart lies in the fact that parents have time to learn the mistakes that were made with the older ones - which permits them to make exactly the opposite mistakes with the younger ones.  ~Sydney J. Harris There are two lasting bequests we can give our children.  One is roots.  The other is wings.  ~Hodding Carter, Jr. Your children tell you casually years later what it would have killed you with worry to know at the time.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966 The thing that impresses me most about America is the way parents obey their children.  ~Edward, Duke of Windsor, Look, 5 March 1957 The problem with children is that you have to put up with their parents.  ~Charles DeLint Sing out loud in the car even, or especially, if it embarrasses your children.  ~Marilyn Penland My mom used to say it doesn't matter how many kids you have... because one kid'll take up 100% of your time so more kids can't possibly take up more than 100% of your time.  ~Karen Brown Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore, And that's what parents were created for. ~Ogden Nash, "The Parent," Happy Days, 1933 Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.  ~Charles R. Swindoll, The Strong Family How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child's board.  It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of an oak which he has planted.  ~Walter Scott You will always be your child's favorite toy.  ~Vicki Lansky, Trouble-Free Travel with Children, 1991 What a child doesn't receive he can seldom later give.  ~P.D. James, Time to Be in Earnest If your children spend most of their time in other people's houses, you're lucky; if they all congregate at your house, you're blessed.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966 If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others.  ~Haim Ginott Give me the life of the boy whose mother is nurse, seamstress, washerwoman, cook, teacher, angel, and saint, all in one, and whose father is guide, exemplar, and friend.  No servants to come between.  These are the boys who are born to the best fortune.  ~Andrew Carnegie Now the thing about having a baby - and I can't be the first person to have noticed this - is that thereafter you have it.  ~Jean Kerr Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.  ~Oscar Wilde There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.  ~Chinese Proverb Never raise your hand to your kids.  It leaves your groin unprotected.  ~Red Buttons Smack your child every day.  If you don't know why - he does.  ~Joey Adams Kids spell love T-I-M-E.  ~John Crudele There may be some doubt as to who are the best people to have charge of children, but there can be no doubt that parents are the worst.  ~George Bernard Shaw A parent who has never apologized to his children is a monster.  If he's always apologizing, his children are monsters.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966 The guys who fear becoming father

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