- Children need your presence more than your presents
You know your children are growing up when they
stop asking you where they came from and refuse to
tell you where they're going.
Our children are watching us live, and what
we ARE shouts louder than anything we can say.
--Wilferd A. Peterson
Our earth is degenerate in these latter days;
bribery and corruption are common; children
no longer obey their parents; and the end of the
world is evidently approaching.
--Assyrian clay tablet 2800 B.C.
If there were no schools to take the children
away from home part of the time, the insane
asylum would be filled with mothers. --Edgar Watson
Howe If you talk to your children, you can help them
to keep their lives together. If you talk to them
skillfully, you can help them to build future dreams.
A child reminds us that playtime is an essential
part of our daily routine.
Your children are not your children. They are the sons
and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you, yet they belong not to you.
You can learn many things from children.
How much patience you have, for instance.
--Franklin P. Adams American journalist
In raising my children, I have lost my mind but found my soul. --Lisa T. Shepherd
What greater pain could mortals have than this:
To see their children dead before their eyes?
It is a wise father that knows his own child
Children have never been very good at listening to
adults but they have never failed to imitate them.
Only those in the last stage of disease could believe
that children are true judges of character.
--W. H. Auden
Never raise your hands to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected.
If your parents never had children, chances are you won't either
Good parents give their children Roots and Wings.
Roots to know where home is, wings to fly away
and exercise what's been taught them.
The best inheritance a person can give to his children is a few minutes of his time each day
--O. A. Battista
Children have more need of models, than of critics.
Children need your presence more than your presents.
You know your children are growing up
when they stop asking you where they came
from and refuse to tell you where they're going.
--P. J. O'Rourke
Get over the idea that only children should spend their time in study.
Be a student so long as you still have
something to learn, and this will mean all your life.
--Henry Doherty (1870 - 1939)