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Famous Quotes & Quotations About Parents:

A child enters your home and for the next twenty years makes so much noise you can hardly stand it. The child departs, leaving the house so silent you think you are going mad.
~ John Andrew Holmes.

A child, like your stomach, doesn't need all you can afford to give it.
~ Frank A. Clark.

A lot of parents pack up their troubles and send them off to summer camp.
~ Raymond Duncan.

A parent who has never apologized to his children is a monster. If he's always apologizing, his children are monsters.
~ Mignon McLaughlin Quotes, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966.

A parent's love is whole no matter how many times divided.
~ Robert Brault Quotes, www.robertbrault.com.

Although there are many trial marriages... there is no such thing as a trial child.
~ Gail Sheehy.

Always end the name of your child with a vowel, so that when you yell, the name will carry.
~ Bill Cosby Quotes.

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

As a child my family's menu consisted of two choices: take it, or leave it.
~ Buddy Hackett.

Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying.
~ Fran Lebowitz Quotes, Social Studies.

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

Being a child at home alone in the summer is a high-risk occupation. If you call your mother at work thirteen times an hour, she can hurt you.
~ Erma Bombeck.

Character is largely caught, and the father and the home should be the great sources of character infection.
~ Frank H. Cheley.

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

Children are natural mimics who act like their parents despite every effort to teach them good manners.
~ Author Unknown.

Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore,
And that's what parents were created for.
~Ogden Nash, The Parent, Happy Days, 1933.

Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.
~ Oscar Wilde Quotes.

Children have more need of models than of critics.
~ Carolyn Coats, Things Your Dad Always Told You But You Didn't Want to Hear.

Conscience is less an inner voice than the memory of a mother's glance.
~ Robert Brault Quotes, www.robertbrault.com.

Diogenes struck the father when the son swore.
~ Robert Burton, Anatomy of Melancholy, Democritus to the Reader, 1621.

Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy.
~ Robert A. Heinlein Quotes.

Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
~ Robert Fulghum.

Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.
~ Charles R. Swindoll, The Strong Family.

From the moment of birth, when the Stone-Age baby confronts the twentieth-century mother, the baby is subjected to these forces of violence called love, as its father and mother and their parents and their parents before them, have been. These forces are mainly concerned with destroying most of its potential.
~ R.D. Laing.

Getting down on all fours and imitating a rhinoceros stops babies from crying. (Put an empty cigarette pack on your nose for a horn and make loud "snort" noises.) I don't know why parents don't do this more often. Usually it makes the kid laugh. Sometimes it sends him into shock. Either way it quiets him down. If you're a parent, acting like a rhino has another advantage. Keep it up until the kid is a teenager and he definitely won't have his friends hanging around your house all the time.
~ P.J. O'Rourke.

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