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    ~I'm strict about manners. I think that kids have a horrible time with other people if they have bad manners.... The one thing you've got to be prepared to do as a parent is not to be liked from time to time.~

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    I'm a parent, especially when you've had the intense parenting the way I had. It's all in the bank. It's all in the great experience bank. Those are your secrets. That's the stuff that makes your work rich, that's what you dip into.

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    I'm trying to break any chain of negative parenting that I might have survived.

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    I'm hosting weekend retreats all over America. It is like a 24-hour slumber party for moms. We laugh, eat, play games, get massages, win prizes, talk about parenting and even cry a bit.

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    I'm worried about parents who aren't parenting.

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    In mere moments of togetherness, families forge their most indelibe memories.

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    I looked on child rearing not only as a work of love and duty but as a profession that was fully as interesting and challenging as any honorable profession in the world and one that demanded the best that I could bring to it.

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    I talk and talk and talk, and I haven't taught people in 50 years what my father taught by example in one week.

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    I think that the ideal of parenting can make people unhappy. It's that this lie that they're being told by society that parenting is one thing - and when parenting is something completely different - that's what makes them unhappy.

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    In the home begins the disruption of the peace of the world.

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    I thought that once we were out of the baby stage, parenting would be a breeze.

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    In spite of the six thousand manuals on child raising in the bookstores, child raising is still a dark continent and no one really knows anything. You just need a lot of love and luck - and, of course, courage.

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    It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place.

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    It is not a church’s job to spiritually develop your children. Scripturally, it is the job of the parents. The church body is supposed to support parents in raising children, not replace them.

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    It is one thing to show your child the way, and a harder thing to then stand out of it

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    It is the common error of builders and parents to follow some plan they think beautiful (and perhaps is so) without considering that nothing is beautiful that is misplaced.

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    It isn't the size of the family, it's the interactions of the members inside.

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    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.

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    ~I try to call my mother, Betty, with more regularity because I think, What if Hazel didn't call me for two weeks? I'm able to see her mothering now from a different vantage point.~

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    It's sad that children cannot know their parents when they were younger; when they were loving, courting, and being nice to one another. By the time children are old enough to observe, the romance has all too often faded or gone underground.

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    It is our genetic nature as a species to believe as young children that our parents and elders are right. We watch them to see what's what. Later on we can judge for ourselves and rebel if need be, but when we're just months old, or a year or two, and a parent looks at us with impatience, or disgust, or disdain, or just leaves us there to cry and doesn't answer us even though we're longing to be embraced and nurtured, we assume that something must be wrong with us. Unfortunately, at that age it's impossible to think there might be something wrong with them.

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    ~I've never met a 2-year-old who is terrible. I'm so cool with every stage my daughter goes through. I just think she's amazing. I hope she's not looking at me thinking, Mom, are the terrible 30s coming on with you?~

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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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    It's not only children who grow. Parents do too.

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    Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face.

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    ~I've learned the value of absorbing the moment. I remember the first time Ripley saw her shadow. My God, it was like shadows had just been invented. It was the most exquisite moment.~

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    Love begins by taking care of the closest ones - the ones at home.

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    Love is the chain whereby to bind a child to its parents.

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    Love is staying up all night with a sick child - or a healthy adult.

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

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    Mann There are two kinds of people: those who GIVE energy and those who DRAIN energy.

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    Love and respect are the most important aspects of parenting, and of all relationships.

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    My parents taught me I could be anything in the world I wanted to be.

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    My childhood should have taught me lessons for my own fatherhood, but it didn't because parenting can only be learned by people who have no children.

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    Never underestimate a parent's ability to mortify his child.

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    My kids love it. I thought I was the coolest dad in the world when I got to be in a Bond film, but 'Harry Potter', too? Well, I think I qualify for a medal for exceptional parenting or something, don't you?

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    No test tube can breed love and affection. No frozen packet of semen ever read a story to a sleepy child.

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    Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.

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

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    Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother

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    Our vision is more obstructed by what we think we know than by our lack of knowledge.

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    Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore.

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    Parenting tip: complement your child on something well done when they don't think you are looking!

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    Parents are the bones on which children cut their teeth.

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    Of course, the ideal scenario for parenting is obviously two parents of a mature age.

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

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    Parents often talk about the younger generation as if they didn't have anything to do with it.

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    Parenting @ a higher level of consciousness:1st love self so deeply that when ur child misbehaves U do not have 2 react @LoveNever_Fails When you give a little of yourself to a child, you give a little of yourself to their future!

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    Raising a child is like taking care of someone who's on way too many shrooms, while you yourself are on a moderate amount of shrooms. I am not confident in my decisions, but I know you should not be eating a mousepad.

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    Respect the child. Be not too much his parent. Trespass not on his solitude.