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Famous Raising Children Quotes

It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. Frederick Douglass

Mom always said people worried too much about their children. Suffering when you’re young is good for you, she said. It immunized your body and your soul, and that was why she ignored us kids when we cried. Fussing over children who cry only encouraged them, she told us. That’s positive reinforcement for negative behavior. Jeannette Walls

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

If I had received good instruction as a child I would be with my family today and at peace with my neighbors. I hope and pray that all you parents in the sound of my voice will train up your children in the way they should go. Charles Portis

At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents. Jane D. Hull

Thus if we know a child has had sufficient opportunity to observe and acquire a behavioral sequence, and we know he is physically capable of performing the act but does not do so, then it is reasonable to assume that it is motivation which is lacking. The appropriate countermeasure then involves increasing the subjective value of the desired act relative to any competing response tendencies he might have, rather than having the model senselessly repeat an already redundant sequence of behavior. Urie Bronfenbrenner

Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. Charles R. Swindoll

It always gave me a peculiar feeling to catch a glimpse of my parents lives before I was born. Robert Drewe

Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence. Plato

She was deemed an unfit mother, in spite of the fact that she goes to the gym every day, Hal once told me. Beautiful people are often forgiven for many things and maybe she’s gotten through life that way, but I don’t forgive her for anything and I don’t even know what awful things she’s done other than showing a lack of parental fitness. Neal Shusterman

Parents are the bones on which children cut their teeth. Peter Ustinov

It was then, for the first time, that Will saw the kind of help Marcus needed. Fiona had given him the idea that Marcus was after a father figure, someone to guide him gently towards male adulthood, but that wasn’t it at all Marcus needed help to be a kid, not an adult. Nick Hornby

Nothing you do for children is ever wasted. They seem not to notice us, hovering, averting our eyes, and they seldom offer thanks, but what we do for them is never wasted. Garrison Keillor

The rules for raising children had gone out with her parents generation of daughters who had lived as Lucy had, in patient silence, acting by standards which had lasted generations, waiting to grow up to make their decisions, following the patterns of their own lives. Susan Richards Shreve

Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president, but they don’t want them to become politicians in the process. John F. Kennedy

It’s wrong and unhealthy to deny a child the world of make believe. Abhijit Naskar

I don’t think children’s inner feelings have changed. They still want a mother and father in the very same house; they want places to play. Beverly Cleary

You may have had a parent that judged you or was highly critical. If so, you may be so familiar with judgment directed at you during your formative years that you automatically judge yourself. Tara Bianca

Parentage is a very important profession, but no test of fitness for it is ever imposed in the interest of the children. George Bernard Shaw

Even if a child knows better, a child should be spoken to with loving respect to assist them to learn. Tara Bianca

At every step the child should be allowed to meet the real experience of life; the thorns should never be plucked from his roses. Ellen Key

When a child believes there is something wrong with them due to criticism, expectations, or judgements, they turn against themselves and experience the ultimate separation. Tara Bianca

The child supplies the power but the parents have to do the steering. Benjamin Spock

Most parents thought they were being good parents. They learned from their parents or their grandparents, many of whom were severely traumatized and emotionally disconnected coming out of the devastation of a 1918 influenza pandemic and two world wars. Tara Bianca

When you hold your baby in your arms the first time, and you think of all the things you can say and do to influence him, it’s a tremendous responsibility. What you do with him can influence not only him, but everyone he meets and not for a day or a month or a year but for time and eternity. Rose Kennedy

You raise boys to reject everything feminine then get mad when they become men who hate women. Darnell Lamont Walker

That’s my ideal day, time with my boys. Kenny G.

Of course, the way our parents are with us is due to the poor mentorship they received from their parents. Tara Bianca

We are apt to forget that children watch examples better than they listen to preaching. Roy L. Smith

Most expectations of children are unrealistic and ridiculous. Children are just learning how to be in this world. To expect them to know what to do, or to expect them do things in a specific way, is a type of insane cruelty inflicted upon the child. Permit children to make mistakes and to explore life without criticism. Tara Bianca

My mom and dad gave their kids the greatest gift of all the gift of unconditional love. They cared deeply about who we would be, and much less about what we would do. Mitt Romney

Children deserve respect more, not less than adults, because they innocently make mistakes. Tara Bianca

Girls are the future mothers of our society, and it is important that we focus on their well being. Miriam Makeba

It takes less than a minute to make a baby, but more than a decade to make a being. Abhijit Naskar

Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth. Erma Bombeck

The best kind of parenting is that of exemplarity. Abhijit Naskar

You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance. Franklin P. Jones

When raising children, it is not making memories that matters. It is the making of a home. That home is us the state of our mind and heart. We are what makes the memory of a child. Who we are, who we become as a parent and a person, and how we respond to them and their needs is the most critical element in setting them up for their venture into life. When raising a child, it is time to make ourselves into something as memorable as possible. Donna Goddard

If you bungle raising your children, I don’t think whatever else you do matters very much. Jackie Kennedy

What distinguishes the way a caring family or state institution treats a child from the way an investor would, if they’re both primarily concerned with the child’s future success? An investor may want an asset to achieve its full potential, but the investor doesn’t particularly care whether that kid is happy while they do it. A caring parent, on the other hand, balances an interest in a child’s future achievement with the child’s present wellbeing. Malcolm Harris

Childhood is a short season. Helen Hayes

What we experience as children becomes familiar and we are more likely to replicate experiences and attract people who carry similar patterns as our primary care givers. Tara Bianca

I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection. Sigmund Freud

I see the future of psychology orienting around teaching individuals, couples, and families how to be present and connect with each other in nourishing ways. Tara Blaine

To be a good father and mother requires that the parents defer many of their own needs and desires in favor of the needs of their children. As a consequence of this sacrifice, conscientious parents develop a nobility of character and learn to put into practice the selfless truths taught by the Savior Himself. James E. Faust

It is easier to perform surgery than to raise happy, healthy, good children and surgeons are given years of specialized training, while most of us have to raise human beings from babyhood to adulthood with nothing but our own parents’ often very faulty model to guide us. Dennis Prager

Always kiss your children goodnight, even if they’re already asleep. H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

In a perfect world, a strong woman nourishes her young boy into a man properly so that he may find another woman who invokes the same qualities and attributes, providing happier, consistent livelihoods. Connor Monaghan

Children should have enough freedom to be themselves once they’ve learned the rules. Anna Quindlen

Young children are amazing mentors to experience present moment mindfulness. Follow their exploration and they will reveal the treasures and pleasures of mindfulness. Tara Bianca

Even as kids reach adolescence, they need more than ever for us to watch over them. Adolescence is not about letting go. It’s about hanging on during a very bumpy ride. Ron Taffel

Saying no to your children, when appropriate, is an act of love. Frank Sonnenberg

Having a baby is a life changer. It gives you a whole other perspective on why you wake up every day. Taylor Hanson

You can hear Love when a child laughs or experience Love when they openly invite you to share what they are discovering. Tara Bianca

Every cliche about kids is true; they grow up so quickly, you blink and they’re gone, and you have to spend the time with them now. But that’s a joy. Liam Neeson

Love your children unconditionally, don’t withdraw your love when they make a mistake, but rather ensure them that you love them no matter what. Then teach them how each mistake is a chance to learn and grow. That’s how you raise confident adults who see a problem as a challenge and are able to resolve it with ease. Sandra Cooze

Every word, facial expression, gesture, or action on the part of a parent gives the child some message about self worth. It is sad that so many parents don’t realize what messages they are sending. Virginia Satir

Actual parenting is a lot harder than raising your hand. Efrat Cybulkiewicz

Everybody knows how to raise children, except the people who have them. P. J. O’Rourke

Almost every child is born expecting love and connection to be available. Tara Bianca

I feel very blessed to have two wonderful, healthy children who keep me completely grounded, sane and throw up on my shoes just before I go to an awards show just so I know to keep it real. Reese Witherspoon

I could do worse than become my own grandma, or anyone of the strong women who raised us. Our strengths emerged from theirs; we build on their heritage and transform their resilience and competence into our own. Regina Barreca

Loving a child doesn’t mean giving in to all his whims; to love him is to bring out the best in him, to teach him to love what is difficult. Nadia Boulanger

Set the standards of healthy living in front of the children, by being an embodiment of healthy living yourself, then and then only will there be hope for the kids to turn into responsible, stable, patient and socially functional human beings. Abhijit Naskar

It’s a great mistake, I think, to put children off with falsehoods and nonsense, when their growing powers of observation and discrimination excite in them a desire to know about things. Anne Sullivan

My maternal grandmother died on December 21st, and her only concern was that we wouldn’t find the Christmas gifts that she’d hidden away for the family. Right then, I understood why my mother was such a kind woman she followed her mother’s example and passed that compassion on to her children. My grandmother’s example in life became her shining example of a noble death selfless and caring until the end. While some choose the path unilaterally, for me, kindness is a learned behaviour teach your children humility by your words and actions, and they will give something to this world and not just take from it. Stewart Stafford

Parents forgive their children least readily for the faults they themselves instilled in them. Marie von Ebner Eschenbach

Raising children is primarily a matter of teaching them what games to play. Different cultures and different social classes favor different types of games, and various tribes and families favor different variations of these. That is the cultural significance of games. Eric Berne

Parenthood remains the greatest single preserve of the amateur. Alvin Toffler

Often there’s no help in the home, but there are neighbors and friends and the people at nurseries and day care centers. All of them help a child to learn to get along with all sorts of people and become more independent. Seeing people encourages him to make decisions for himself. When he sees his parents at his own special time of the day he enjoys them more than if they were underfoot all the time. Joan Crawford

Never raise your hand to your children it leaves your midsection unprotected. Robert Orben

Trust that you’ve raised me well and I can be in this world, no matter how insane, and that I can survive. K. Weikel

Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father. Gloria Steinem

Trust that you’ve raised me well and I can survive in this world, no matter how insane. K. Weikel

A baby is born with a need to be loved and never outgrows it. Frank A. Clark

Day after day the so called modern society keeps killing the spirit of champions they keep killing the hearts that hold the force for greatness and progress. Yet these people who murder the spirit of greatness on a daily basis, are never held accountable for their actions. In fact, they take pride in such actions, and they call it either sensibility or responsibility. It’s not responsibility my friend, nor is it sensibility, it’s irresponsibility and primitiveness at their worst. Abhijit Naskar

There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Be genuinely selfless and give your kids the courage to go after their dreams. Abhijit Naskar

Children are educated by what the grown up is and not by his talk. Carl Jung

Having an asset generated income will make it easier for parents to spend more time raising their children. Anas Hamshari

A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone. Billy Graham

Children shouldn’t leave home without knowing how to cook. Or worse, they won’t leave home if they can’t cook. Samantha Pillay

We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves. Henry Ward Beecher

Like a loving parent who watches their child learning to walk, the Divine is the ultimate parent letting us experiment, fall down, hurt ourselves, cry, get back up, and try again. God allows us to learn even when it may hurt, yet we are never abandoned. Tara Bianca

Screaming at children over their grades, especially to the point of the child’s tears, is child abuse, pure and simple. It’s not funny and it’s not good parenting. It is a crushing, scarring, disastrous experience for the child. It isn’t the least bit funny. Ben Stein

If you can’t afford to give your child the right to pursue their dreams, you have no right to breed. Abhijit Naskar

Listen to the desires of your children. Encourage them and then give them the autonomy to make their own decision. Denis Waitley

Instruction is good for a child; but example is worth more. Alexandre Dumas

My children are the reason I laugh, smile and want to get up every morning. Gena Lee Nolin

Let your child see you doing a good deed instead of you telling him or her to do it, and the little child shall one day grow up to become a real kind human being. Abhijit Naskar

Children are not casual guests in our home. They have been loaned to us temporarily for the purpose of loving them and instilling a foundation of values on which their future lives will be built. James Dobson