Parenting Quotes


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"Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child"
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"I regret not having had more time with my kids when they were growing up"
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"My father was a farmer and my mother was a farmer, but, my childhood was very good. I am very grateful for my childhood, because it was full of gladness and good humanity"
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"How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child's board. It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of an oak which he has planted"
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"The Internet is just bringing all kinds of information into the home. There's just a lot of distraction, a lot of competition for the parent's voice to resonate in the children's ears"
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"Most children threaten at times to run away from home. This is the only thing that keeps some parents going"
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"I want to have children, but my friends scare me. One of my friends told me she was in labor for 36 hours. I don't even want to do anything that feels good for 36 hours"
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"Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk"
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"My mother was the influence in my life. She was strong; she had great faith in the ultimate triumph of justice and hard work. She believed passionately in education"
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"A mother who is really a mother is never free"
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"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"
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"My father wasn't really involved and my mom is the light in my life"
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"Home life's great, man. The kids are great, happy and healthy. I've reached this sort of wonderful precipice"
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"There are 80 million moms in the United States. Forty million stay at home with their children"
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"I think I'm going to have to live vicariously through my daughter's rebellion because I certainly never did go through adolescence"
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"There's really no point in having children if you're not going to be home enough to father them"
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"Having a baby changes the way you view your in-laws. I love it when they come to visit now. They can hold the baby and I can go out"
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"There are some great questions to ask your doctor. If he says 'no,' then you find yourself a different doctor. There really has to be a change in how we medically look at women at this time. I mean, this is not just baby gloom"
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"I had no idea that mothering my own child would be so healing to my own sadness from my childhood"
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"Mothers - especially single mothers - are heroic in their efforts to raise our nation's children, but men must also take responsibility for their children and recognize the impact they have on their families' well-being"
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"My mom's a Catholic, and my dad's a Jew, and they didn't want anything to do with anything"
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"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"
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"I figure that if the children are alive when I get home, I've done my job"
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"The well-being and welfare of children should always be our focus"
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"Children that are raised in a home with a married mother and father consistently do better in every measure of well-being than their peers who come from divorced or step-parent, single-parent, cohabiting homes"
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"Believe me, my children have more stamina than a power station"
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"Family involvement is a valuable thing and playing together actively can be the '90s version of it. Instead of just watching, you can do it together... something we don't spend enough time on. We can motivate and excite each other about fitness"
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"Mom and Dad would stay in bed on Sunday morning, but the kids would have to go to church"
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"I wasn't very good about juggling family and my career. I was interested in who was coming to the children's birthday party, what my son was writing. I was thinking about Legos"
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"Childhood obesity is best tackled at home through improved parental involvement, increased physical exercise, better diet and restraint from eating"