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Famous Quotes & Quotations About Parents:

Raising children is like making biscuits: it is as easy to raise a big batch as one, while you have your hands in the dough.
~ E.W. Howe.

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

Setting a good example for your children takes all the fun out of middle age.
~ William Feather, The Business of Life, 1949.

It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place.
~ Colette, My Mother's House, 1922.

The problem with children is that you have to put up with their parents.
~ Charles DeLint.

The quickest way for a parent to get a child's attention is to sit down and look comfortable.
~ Lane Olinghouse.

The secret of dealing successfully with a child is not to be its parent.
~ Mell Lazarus.

It would seem that something which means poverty, disorder and violence every single day should be avoided entirely, but the desire to beget children is a natural urge.
~ Phyllis Diller.

It's not only children who grow. Parents do too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours. I can't tell my children to reach for the sun. All I can do is reach for it, myself.
~ Joyce Maynard.

Labor Day is a glorious holiday because your child will be going back to school the next day. It would have been called Independence Day, but that name was already taken.
~ Bill Dodds.

Simply having children does not make mothers.
~ John A. Shedd.

Sing out loud in the car even, or especially, if it embarrasses your children.
~ Marilyn Penland .

Sometimes, in a moral struggle, we discover the right thing to do - just as, on some cold day long ago, we discovered mittens pinned to our coat sleeve.
~ Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com.

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.

The child supplies the power but the parents have to do the steering.
~ Benjamin Spock, Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care.

The guys who fear becoming fathers don't understand that fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man. The end product of child raising is not the child but the parent.
~ Frank Pittman, Man Enough.

The hardest part of raising a child is teaching them to ride bicycles. A shaky child on a bicycle for the first time needs both support and freedom. The realization that this is what the child will always need can hit hard.
~ Sloan Wilson.

The ideal home: big enough for you to hear the children, but not very well.
~ Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966.

The one thing children wear out faster than shoes is parents.
~ John J. Plomp.

The thing that impresses me most about America is the way parents obey their children.
~ Edward, Duke of Windsor, Look, 5 March 1957.

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