A child wants some kind of undisrupted routine or rhythm. He seems to want a predictable, orderly world. For instance, injustice, unfairness or inconsistency in the parents seems to make a child feel anxious and unsafe. This attitude may not be so mu.
Those parents who do not educate their sons are their enemies; for as is a crane among swans, so are ignorant so are ignorant sons in a public assembly.
We never know the love of our parents for us until we have become parents.
We are all prone to the malady of the introvert who, with the manifold spectacle of the world spread out before him, turns away and gazes only upon the emptiness within. But let us not imagine there is anything grand about the introvert's unhappiness.
Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically on their environment, and especially on their children, than the unlived life of their parents.
The Grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
They say that we are better educated than our parents' generation. What they mean is that we go to school longer. They are not the same thing.
Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore.
Chance makes our parents, but choice makes our friends
It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.
The joys of parents are secret, and so are their griefs and fears: they cannot utter the one, nor will they utter the other
Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.
I don't think my parents liked me. They put a live teddy bear in my crib.
Some parents could do more for their children by not doing so much for them
To maintain a joyful family requires much from both the parents and the children. Each member of the family has to become, in a special way, the servant of the others.
Parents are the bones on which children cut their teeth.
Parents have become so convinced that educators know what is best for their children that they forget that they themselves are really the experts.
The problem with children is that you have to put up with their parents.
A lot of parents pack up their troubles and send them off to summer camp.
There are no illegitimate children - only illegitimate parents.
Most children threaten at times to run away from home. This is the only thing that keeps some parents going.
Adolescence is perhaps nature's way of preparing parents to welcome the empty nest.
The thing that impresses me the most about America is the way parents obey their children.
Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of Solitaire. It is a grand passion.
Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes, they forgive them