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Parent Quotes

Famous Quotes & Quotations About Parents:

Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.
~ Roger Lewin.

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.

What a child doesn't receive he can seldom later give.
~ P.D. James, Time to Be in Earnest.

What's done to children, they will do to society.
~ Karl Menninger.

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.

When my kids become wild and unruly, I use a nice, safe playpen. When they're finished, I climb out.
~ Erma Bombeck.

When you teach your son, you teach your son's son.
~ The Talmud.

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.

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.

Your children vividly remember every unkind thing you ever did to them, plus a few you really didn't.
~ Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966.

If I had my child to raise all 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'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.
~Diane Loomans, If I Had My Child To Raise Over Again.

If nature had arranged that husbands and wives should have children alternatively, there would never be more than three in a family.
~ Lawrence Housman.

If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.
~ Carl Jung, Integration of the Personality, 1939.

Whenever I held my newborn baby in my arms, I used to think that what I said and did to him could have an influence not only on him but on all whom he met, not only for a day or a month or a year, but for all eternity - a very challenging and exciting thought for a mother.
~ Rose Kennedy.

You don't have to deserve your mother's love. You have to deserve your father's. He is more particular.... The father is always a Republican towards his son, and his mother's always a Democrat.
~ Robert Frost.

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