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Famous Quotes & Quotations About Parents:

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

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.

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.

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.

You don't really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around - and why his parents will always wave back.
~ William D. Tammeus.

You have a lifetime to work, but children are only young once.
~ Polish Proverb.

You see much more of your children once they leave home.
~ Lucille Ball.

You will always be your child's favorite toy.
~ Vicki Lansky, Trouble-Free Travel with Children, 1991.

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

Your children tell you casually years later what it would have killed you with worry to know at the time.
~ Mignon McLaughlin Quotes, 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 Quotes, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966.

Your responsibility as a parent is not as great as you might imagine. You need not supply the world with the next conqueror of disease or major motion-picture star. If your child simply grows up to be someone who does not use the word "collectible" as a noun, you can consider yourself an unqualified success.
~ Fran Lebowitz Quotes, Parental Guidance, Social Studies, 1981.

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